Exeter & Exeter University

Just a short journey by rail or road the historic city of Exeter has a real sense of individuality.  With an abundance of diverse and varied restaurants in the new restaurant quarter and a sophisticated mix of individual cafes and bars places it firmly on the map as one of the food capitals of the South West.

For retail therapy Exeter’s Princesshay has over 70 stores including the Apple Store and the UK’s largest Fat Face.  Brand names include New Look, Topshop, Zara, Reiss, All Saints, Joules, Cath Kidston, Hollister, MAC, Superdry, Swarovski, Hobbs, Jigsaw and many more.  Gandy Street, hidden away just off the high street offers independent gift shops such as Moko and independent jewellers selling handmade jewellery, such as Silver Lion and Mantis.  Every Christmas in the grounds of the Cathedral, Exeter welcomes the European Christmas market selling a wide range of goods.

Just a stone’s throw from the beach there is a brand new playpark with age specific zones from babies, to toddlers with an exciting splash zone through to the climbing rope pyramid aimed at the adventurous older child. 2010 saw the opening of a new skateboard park aimed at the under 12s, it has gentle ramps and jumps for practising their scooter and skateboarding skills.

Across the water at Shaldon numerous children spend endless hours catching as much as they can with a crab line whilst the long “Smugglers Tunnel” will lead you to a secluded sandy secluded beach where the pirates used to land their treasure and rum! For shell collectors, wait for the tide to go out and there are endless treasures to be found amongst the boats!

For the history enthusiast then the Royal Albert Memorial Museum has 16 Galleries, Exeter’s Beautiful Cathedral, dating back 900 years has one of the finest examples of decorated Gothic architecture in this country boasting the longest unbroken stretch of Gothic vaulting in the world.  Another attraction is Exeter’s Underground Passages and Roman Walls.

Riviera Apartments offers the ideal place to stay whilst visiting family or friends at Exeter University.  Just 20 miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city Riviera Apartments offers a home from home environment from which to base your visit. Spectacular views, fully fitted kitchens with integrated appliances, linen, towels and beach towels all included.

Teignmouth train station, just a 5 minute walk away offers a beautiful coastal service to Exeter in under 30 minutes.

Riviera Apartments genuinely welcome the whole family, we offer a home from home environment including fully fitted kitchens with dishwashers, washer/dryers, double ovens and hobs, microwave ovens and separate fridges and freezers. We know how difficult it is to fit everything a family needs into a car so we provide all your linen, towels and even beach towels to make your packing that bit easier! Cots and high chairs are available at no extra charge and if there is anything you need – just ask!

We stayed in Penthouse Five for two nights of luxury. The apartment was spotlessly clean. Beds were very comfy. The views are amazing, the location is perfect and the parking was an added bonus. It really is great value for money and I have stayed in far worse places costing more money! I will 100% recommend this place and I will definitely stay again."
- Visitor