Easter in Exeter

5 Things to do on a Bank Holiday Weekend in Exeter

Living with Host at one of our four Exeter locations or planning a long weekend in Devon this Easter? Here’s our 5 things to do in Exeter this Bank Holiday weekend.


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Turf Locks Pub

Heard the phrase destination dining? Well, Exeter offers a food and drink destination with a massive difference; the nearest car park is a 20 minute walk away. So, the only way to get there is on foot, bike, kayak or ferry!

Overlooking the Exe Estuary and situated in an area of outstanding and protected natural beauty The Turf is right at the end of the historic Exeter Canal. The easiest way to reach Turfs Lock is to hop on your bike and cycle the 30 minutes from Exeter Quay. Or take the train to Topsham and then cross the River Exe via the Ferry which lands right outside the pub.


Exeter Phoenix

A lover of the arts? In the heart of the city, you will find Exeter Phoenix, a multi-artform venue. It hosts several art galleries, a digital hub, an auditorium for gigs and even more. They have a café and bar serving locally sourced food and drink and they hold print workshops. With something for everyone, why not check out their upcoming events?

The phoenix is easily accessible from all our locations and is just around the corner from Northernhay House.


Things to do in Exeter Quayside

Exeter Quayside

Fancy an action-packed bank holiday weekend? This is the place for you. Located slightly south of the city you’ll find The Quay filled with restaurants, bars, shops, activities and walking paths along the canals. Get out on the water and try your hand at paddleboarding or kayaking. If you’d rather stay dry, bikes are available to hire so don’t fret and take a cruise alongside the water.

The Quayside is a favourite of ours! And the big 3-0 pizza at On the Waterfront is not to be missed…


The Quay Climbing Centre

The Quay Climbing Centre

Get on your rock-climbing shoes and reach new heights. The Quay Climbing Centre has walls ranging from 7 to 15 metres and have experienced climbers to help you reach the top. You’ll find the climbing centre in the quayside area of town.


the old firehouse

The Old Firehouse

the old firehouseThe Old Firehouse pub is perfect for a cheeky pint of cider and some great pizzas. The pub is housed in surprisingly Exeter’s original Fire station and is full of character with loads of little nooks and crannies to relax and enjoy the often candlelight atmosphere.

Until recently the pub was wildly believed to be the source of inspiration for the Leaky Cauldron pub in Harry Potter. And stepping inside the popular pub you can quickly see why people may have linked the fictional and real pub together. The dark wood and exposed beams combined with ales and live music are sure to leave you feeling magical.

And what’s best it’s right outside Northernhay House and a The Old Firehouse is around 10-15 minute walk (stumble – that cider is strong!) to our other Exeter locations.

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