The main long distance UK services to Exeter, Devon are operated by National Express, who offer a regular daily coach service throughout the year. There are direct routes from London Victoria which take approximately 4 hours and terminate at Exeter's main bus and coach station. This is conveniently located in the city centre. National Express have scheduled journeys from over 120 UK based destinations to Exeter, including eight to nine trips per day from Gatwick, Heathrow and Victoria, and two journeys each day from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Bus routes from local areas in Devon and Cornwall to Plymouth are available from First Devon and Cornwall and Western Greyhound.
The historic city of Exeter in south west England lies on the lovely River Exe, which opens into a wide sweeping estuary. It is not far from Dartmoor National Park, with its granite tors and famous ponies that roam freely over the moor. The city has a history that dates back over 2000 years, to when the Romans built a fortified wall to protect their new home. There are many historic places of interest in the city: Medieval underground passages, St Peter's Gothic Cathedral, St Nicholas's Tudor Priory and Tuckers Hall with it's new Interpretation Centre. The attractive quayside is a popular place to see, with a lively mixture of cafes, bars, shops and galleries. The visitor centre at the Quay House, that charts the maritime legacy of Exeter, is also worth checking out. Exeter has a varied and exciting choice of theatres, live venues, nightclubs and cinemas to cater for all tastes. The city is considered to be the cultural capital of Devon and Cornwall.