Exeter is well served by trains with seven national rail stations in the city. The main one is Exeter St. Davids which is only a 15 minute walk from the city centre. Exeter St. Davids Station can be reached on direct train routes from both London Paddington Station and London Waterloo Station. Routes also run from Plymouth, Paignton and Exmouth making this a useful hub for holiday and business travellers. It is well served by local buses and taxi companies. Trains also run from London Waterloo into Exeter Central, conveniently located only 5 minutes on foot from the city centre.
Exeter is a great place to visit both for a holiday or a short break. Whether you like history, cultural activities or the open air you will find plenty here. Visit Quay House Visitor Centre in the Dock area and explore both Exeter's maritime history and 2000 years of Devon's history. Historic buildings worth visiting are the Exeter Guildhall and Tucker's Hall in the city. Tucker's Hall is a good example of a medieval building that used to house the Guild of Weavers, Fullers and Shearman, so important to Exeter's wealth in the past. A museum that is always popular with visitors is St. Nicholas Priory, where you can experience Tudor life from the guest wing of a 900 year old Priory. Exeter is a compact city great for exploring on foot, with many tourist routes available from the Tourist Information Office. For a longer walk, or even a cycle, follow the Exeter Ship Canal, a popular destination for both land and river activities.