An historic city
St Peter's Cathedral is the city's most famous landmark - a
striking 13th century building that can be seen all the way from
the hills of Exmoor. The oldest parts of the cathedral are its two
Norman towers, the rest of the building dates from between 1270 and
1370. Free tours of the cathedral and city are run by the tour
operator Red Coat, and are highly recommended.
Bike riding along the River Exe is another great way to see the
city, and very popular during the warmer months. Another famous
attraction is Exeter's underground passages, which were built in
medieval times. The tunnels run underneath the city and were
traditionally used to transport fresh drinking water from natural
springs miles away. With a guide, tourists are able to walk through
the darkened passage ways - a highly unusual experience that is not
to be missed.