Exeter is located on the beautiful River Exe in southwest England. It is only a 3-hour train trip from London. It is a city with a rich historical background that dates back to Roman times. The city walls surround the centre of the city and the popular Exeter Cathedral. It offers a wide range of student homes to accommodate student visiting from all around the world.
Exeter has a very strong educational background. The University of Exeter is regularly ranking in the top 10 universities in the UK, with a total student enrollment of over 22 thousand students, which shows how popular Exeter is as a student destination. The University of Law, Exeter College, Exeter College of Art and Design, and INTO University of Exeter are other examples of educational institutions you can find in the city that are extremely popular among students as well.
There are a lot of things you can do in Exeter. You can walk or cycle along the Riverside Valley Park, walk around the city centre, check out the old Exeter library, or visit some very interesting free student attractions. The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum is one of the places you must visit in Exeter, a free visual art museum that includes a collection of toys, images, and artefacts from the 17th century to the present day. The museum is located inside the old library of the University of Exeter. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery is another interesting place that you should never miss. It includes more than 16 galleries with displayed artefacts that take you all the way from the pre-historical age to the present. Finally, you must visit Exeter Cathedral, which is more than 900 years old; it is known for its two Norman towers and the gothic decorations inside. The city also has a range of exciting festivals, such as the Let’s Rock Festival. It started back in 2009, with an aim to bring back the best music and performances from the 80s. It's perfect for rock lovers. If you enjoy camping, you can go early and camp on-site for a totally new experience.
Transportation links are easy to find in Exeter. For buses, COAST has a lot of bus routes that run through Exeter via route 7 on demand; however, you must contact them first to reserve. Taxis are also available with two main companies: Academy Taxi and Caren's Caravan. Finally, if you are a fan of walking you can find various routes on the city council website.