Curious About Exeter - quirky heritage walks for the Curious!

Event Date: 
10/01/2020 - 10:30am to 31/12/2020 - 4:00pm
Exeter City Centre, Starting from: Northenhay Gardens, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3RY

Have fun discovering Exeter with two, quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Exeter? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Exeter a fascinating place to explore!

With detailed directions, maps, clues, and interesting snippets about the history of Exeter and the people that have shaped it, whether you’...

Thousands flock to bank holiday food festival

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 05/08/2017 - 9:48am

The early May Bank Holiday weekend saw Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens and Castle Courtyard transformed into a foodie’s paradise as the 14th Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink sprang up.

Crowds gathered to see hundreds of local producers, top chefs including Tom Kerridge, Michael Caines MBE, Simon Hulstone, Michael Wignall, Paul Ainsworth, Josh Eggleton and Mark Dodson, family activities, masterclasses and freshly cooked locally-sourced street food.

For the first time in its history, the festival ran on the Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday drawing thousands...

50,000 visit 19240 Shrouds of the Somme Exhibition

Up to 50,000 people are estimated to have visited the poignant 19240 Shrouds of the Somme Project in Exeter that depicts all 19,240 allied soldiers who fell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

On the eve of the closing ceremony, due to take place on 7th July at 9pm, organisers say that in just one week they have been inundated with people from all over the UK, and beyond.

The project was opened in the city's Northernhay Gardens at 7:30am on 1st July, exactly 100 years since the whistle was blown to go ‘over the top' in one of the bloodiest battles in British...

Big films al fresco in Northernhay Gardens

Big Screen in the Park returns to Exeter’s Northernhay Gardens tonight (13 August) for four nights of fabulous films under the stars.

A different film will be shown each of the four nights on a 10m wide screen.

Along with the entertainment there are also several places to purchase food and drinks. The Little Devon Pizza Co will be serving up wood fired pizzas, Bar Belafronte will be offering specially selected craft beers and there you'll also find home-made butter fudge popcorn on sale.

Gates open at 7.30pm and the films start at approximately 9pm.


Details of Exeter's Remembrance Sunday Service announced

The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Rachel Lyons, together with the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon, Wing Commander Brian Wills-Pope MBE DL and other civic and military dignitaries with a connection to Exeter, will be commemorating Remembrance Sunday on 10 November with an open air service around the War Memorial in Northenhay Gardens.

The Standards as well as representatives from military, ex-service and civil associations will also be in attendance, and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

The service will start at 10.50am once the civic party has processed from the...

Devon Wildlife Trust: Bumbling at Northernhay

Event Date: 
18/08/2013 - 2:30pm
Northernhay Gardens, Exeter

Informal flutter around this local park to see which plants are causing a buzz with butterflies and bumblebees, plus a chance to pick up some wildlife gardening tips.

Weather dependent, donations suggested.

Meet at the Queen Street entrance to the gardens at 2.30pm.

Part of DWT’s Bumblebee Campaign.

Organised by Exeter DWT Local Group, contact Stephen Carroll on 07972 175340 (after 7pm).

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Event Date: 
26/04/2013 - 2:00pm to 28/04/2013 - 2:00pm
Exeter city centre

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is an annual event held in the courtyard of Exeter Castle and the surrounding Northernhay Gardens, right in the centre of Exeter.

Taking place over three days, the Festival also includes two evening Festival After Dark Events featuring live music, chef demos and a great atmosphere.

Now in its 10th year, the 2012 festival attracted more than 15,000 visits, with people flocking to Exeter to indulge in top-notch South West food and drink, see national TV celebrities, to learn from the many cookery demonstrations and workshops and...