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Attractions Near to Exeter Airport
Situated in southwest England, Exeter Airport offers a regional departure point for those in and around the Devon area, and provides access to a number of destinations throughout the UK and Europe. Travellers using Exeter Airport can also take time to explore the lovely central Devon countryside, and escape to the dramatic coastline, ideal for sunbathing and surfing.
World Duty Free at Exeter offers the chance for great shopping with its varied selection of tax-free goods, such as wines and spirits, tobacco, cosmetics, perfume, jewellery, watches and sunglasses - all of which can be purchased and conveniently picked up on arrival back at the airport. There's also WHSmith for a wide choice of books, magazines, newspapers, confectionary and travel-related goods.
Eating and drinking
Visitors can grab a bite at Exeter Airport from a number of venues, with a choice of hot and cold food and snacks. Caffe Ritazza boasts a range of coffee and tea, cakes and pastries and Italian sandwiches, whilst The Food Village serves a selection of hot and cold food. For a pre-flight tipple, head to The Airview Bar for a choice of alcoholic and soft beverages, where drinks can be enjoyed along with a view over the airfield.
Flybe passengers can take advantage of The Executive Lounge, where they'll find peace and quiet, with wi-fi access, plasma screen TV's and complimentary drinks and snacks.
Things to do around Exeter Airport
The city itself is just 5 miles away, and the airport sits close to the M5 and A30, with good train and bus links to the surrounding areas. From country villages to deserted beaches, the surrounding area makes for great excursions if you have time on your hands.
Exeter itself, the capital of Devon, is a great base for exploring the West Coast, with this medieval city offering a host of historic sights, dating back to Roman times. The Cathedral is a major attraction that dominates Exeter, with guided tours available, and buildings such as the Old Mint, the Ship Inn and the Underground Passageways tell of the city's past, as does the Historic Quayside, famous for welcoming Sir Walter Raleigh. A thriving university town, Exeter also boasts a vibrant dining and entertainment scene, and some great shopping in centres such as Princesshay and Guildhall.
Around Exeter you'll find plenty of interesting stately homes, gardens and local castles, and outside the city, visitors can tour Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks for some stunning landscapes. You can drive through the glorious countryside and discover quaint villages and towns, indulge in an authentic cream tea, or head the coast and relax on the beaches at Exmouth, Dawlish and Sidmouth. Book Exeter Airport parking now and then you can enjoy some of Exeters surroundings before you fly!