Photo of the riverside at Exeter. Photo of the riverside at Exeter.

A cathedral city in Devon, Exeter was once the site of a Roman outpost and its strong city walls were ideal for defence against so-called ‘pirates’ in times gone by. Today, the medieval city is brought to life by thousands of students and is the perfect resting spot for those seeking an adventurous, outdoor holiday.

Explore a ‘world-class’ museum

Learn all about the eventful past of Devon and Exeter at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery. The museum is listed on Euan’s Guide saying, ‘lifts and level access ensure that the displays can be enjoyed by all’.

Dine out at Samuel Jones Smoke & Ale House

Right in the heart of Exeter’s quayside, Samuel Jones Smoke & Ale House serves craft beers and smokehouse-style dishes. It was awarded Best New Pub in 2016, and has been rated 5 stars by one reviewer on Euan’s Guide who said it was a ‘beautiful spot for a meal or a drink on the historic quayside’. They also told us that ‘the venue is easily accessible for wheelchair users, with ramp access from the riverside or street level access at the front’.

Go pony trekking

Photo of a wheelchair user pony trekking on the beach.

Wheelchair users who love ponies can explore the Devon countryside and coastline with Pony Access. They use an iBex vehicle and Saddlechariot instant pony release system so that visitors can enjoy the trek using their wheelchair.

Photo of a pony rolling on the beach.

Give climbing a go

Exeter is home to the South West’s largest indoor climbing wall at Quay Climbing Centre, rated 4.5 stars for disabled access. One reviewer said the toilets were, ‘easy to find’ and ‘definitely accessible’.

Explore acres of woodland

Photo of countryside and woodland.

If you’d like a break from the beach or the town, take a trip to Haldon Forest Park where you can go on a vast number of trails and take part in outdoor activities. The Ridge Café is open every day serving food and drinks, perfect for a refreshment after a long day out! The park lists three accessible walking trails on Euan’s Guide including the Discovery Trail, Raptor Trail and the Butterfly Trail.

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Last updated – April 2016