Introduction

To celebrate our two new student accommodation residences in ExeterBonhay House, King Edward Studios, and Point Exe (all part of Collegiate’s UNIVERSE.CITY collection) – we’ve put together some key facts and tips about the historic city in Devon.

Exeter overview

Our first fact about Exeter is that it dates back to Roman times; it is surrounded by city walls and has a Gothic cathedral and stunning architecture. It boasts a vibrant cultural scene which ranges from traditional pubs, theatres and cinemas to cool cocktail bars. When you explore outside your student accommodation in Exeter, you’ll find a student-friendly city, welcoming to cyclists and with a low crime rate. It’s all easily navigable with the campus, city centre, bars and restaurants all within a 20 minute walk of each other.

Famous names

The diversely talented J K Rowling, Tommy Cooper and Coldplay’s Chris Martin all hail from Exeter.

Life’s a beach

Another fun fact is that Exeter is an ideal location for students seeking a balance of city living and rural life. Walks by the River Exe are right on your doorstep and some of Devon’s finest beaches are close by; Dawlish with its Dawlish Beach and Dawlish Warren Beach is 8 minutes away by train and Exmouth Beach offers two miles of flat, golden sand and many fascinating rock pools. While you’re here, make the most of being so close to the beautiful Devon coastline for sunny weekends and well-earned relaxation after exams.

For nature lovers and walkers, the stunning landscapes of nearby Dartmoor National Park are also easy to reach from your student accommodation in Exeter.

City living

The city has plenty of shops, independent retailers and restaurants and for late snacking on the way home, Exeter Street Food Night Market provides an eclectic variety of food from countries such as Iran and Vietnam, served from trucks and food tents operated by the city’s restaurants.

There’s a thriving local music scene with several popular venues such as The Cavern and Exeter Phoenix hosting a varied spectrum of bands. The region’s increasing popularity has also led the social scene in Exeter to grow from strength to strength in recent years and what has previously been a fairly tame night out, has been transformed into one of the best student nights you can find outside of the UK’s major cities.

Sports-wise, the city has its own premiership rugby team, The Exeter Chiefs and its football team hosts league 2 matches.

We hope these fun facts about Exeter have shown you everything we can offer you. With the city’s bright lights on your doorstep and in close proximity to the university, our range of student accommodation residences in Exeter combines convenience with the opportunity to meet friends while having your own personal space.

We organise plenty of fun social activities such as cinema nights, themed parties and pop-up events. Other advantages of our student housing in Exeter include bike storage, 24/7 security, a laundry room and remember, all your bills and free Wi-Fi are included.