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If you wish to stay close to the airport, you are in luck. There are numerous economical hotels and cheap b&b’s available for your overnight accommodation within easy reach of the airfield. Single or double occupancy guest rooms are available, with luxurious amenities such as flat-screen televisions, room service, and in-room safes. For business travellers, hotels provide necessary amenities such as business centres, event rooms, laundry service, and wireless Internet (Wifi) to make their working holiday as comfortable as possible.
Several hotels offer free shuttle service to and from the departure and arrival terminal. However, if you are renting a vehicle, free car parking is available on hotel grounds. If a bed and breakfast is more to your liking, there are many cheap b&b’s in proximity to the flight base as well.
Cultural Attractions nearby
If you plan to fly into East Devon, your first visit as you step off the plane will be Exeter International airstrip. Its origins began as a station for RAF fighter squadrons during the battle of Battle of Britain. Even the United States Army Air Forces shared the base during the Second World War period.
Today, the airport offers charter flights within the United Kingdom and to the rest of Europe. At its peak, the flight base served over one million business and leisure travellers.
Before you head to your hotel or bed and breakfast for the night, visit the duty-free shop to purchase High Street clothing, handbags, and other accessories for a fraction of the cost! A currency exchange booth is also available if you need to switch for pounds.
Visitors to Exeter will find numerous cultural attractions to entertain as they explore the city. History connoisseurs should not miss a visit to Killerton House, a Georgian property dating back to the 1770s. Its extensive collection of stunning dresses and dashing accessories from the manor’s costume collection serve as a visual delight, and give a peek into historical glamour and fashion of the upper classes.
Likewise, Powderham Castle will enchant visitors with its stately, cultivated grounds and rooms adorned with antique furnishings, paintings, and even secret doors! Guided tours include a visit to the Walled Garden Play Area & Pets Corner and a deer park safari.
If you are visiting in the summer, you may just run into Robin Hood and Captain Jack Sparrow walking the castle! Economically-conscious travellers will find their trip can still be enjoyable on a budget. Visit the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, where kids receive Bee Bags filled with toys and activities as they tour.
If you want a break from car or bus transportation, take the free Red Coat Guided Tour on foot. A tour guide will provide a journey of the city, as you explore points of interests in the city. Finish with a trip to the Quay House Visitor Centre to view beautiful illustrations and an audio-visual presentation of the city’s 2,000-year-old history.
Places to Stay – Budget Friendly hotel and b&b rooms !
Low cost accommodation is readily available, with deluxe and en suite rooms that include private bathrooms and sometimes luxurious facilities such as Jacuzzis. Although most bed and breakfast establishments do not provide shuttle service, free parking is available on side streets if needed. Bus transportation is an inexpensive and quick alternative to get around the city.
If you need a conference room, one is available onsite at the Exeter flight port. Whether you are a business or leisure traveller, your holiday stop at Exeter is sure to be memorable and enjoyable for you.
Located very close to the airport and highly recommended is bed & breakfast Blue Ball Inn. These superior b&b rooms are in a newly converted stable block, and offer comfort and relaxation, situated only 6 minutes from Exeter Airport. The city centre of Exeter, Chiefs’ rugby stadium and Devon’s glorious beaches are a short distance away.
Other cheaper and great value accommodations are 2 star budget The Red House Hotel, Exeter Court Hotel, and Oke Lodge Hotel.
With Free Car Parking EX5 2BD sat nav postcode area
You will find many hotels, motels, and b&b’s or guest houses that offer free public car parking near by Exeter International Airport EXT.
A popular accommodation with free car parking is 3 star Best Western Gipsy Hill Hotel. This hotel is only 1 mile from Junction 29 of the m5 and the a30 and 3 miles from the City Centre.
Located in Clyst Honiton England UK
Name : Exeter International Airport
Location : the terminal is situated in the village of Clyst Honiton (or Honiton Clyst), about 4-5 miles east from Exeter city centre.
Another major airdrome in the area is Cardiff Airport (CWL) in Wales. Located around 125 miles away this airport has international and domestic flights from Cardiff. Other airports within easy reach are Southampton (SOU), the airport of Bristol city and the airfield of the seaside town of Bournemouth.
When arriving by plane, EXT also the main gateway to the seaside resort town of Torquay, home of boutique hotels and plenty of charming bed and breakfasts. Plymouth town center and harbour is 1 hour drive away.
Address : Exeter, Devon EX5 2BD, England, United Kingdom (UK)
IATA Code : EXT
Main Airlines : It’s a hub for UK and European flights operated by FlyBe. Other airlines include Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Air Malta, Onun Air, Nouvelair Tunisie, Isle of Scilly Skybus.
Terminals : one passenger terminal.
Postcode District : EX5 2BD
Region : South West England
County : Devon
District : East Devon
Tel. : +44 1392 367433
There is no railway station at the departure or arrival hall, however Exeter St Davids railway station can easily be reached by bus. Other train stations close by are Pinhoe railway station and Exeter Central. There are frequent rail connections with London Paddington and London Waterloo rail stations.
Stagecoach operates bus Service 56 (56A 56B) between Exeter St. Davids Station, the Bus Station, EXT Airport and Exmouth.
EXT international is located 5 minutes away from the M5 motorway. The M5 enables good links with Bristol and the Midlands.
Nearest Hotels : in the towns and villages of Woodbury, Exeter, Topsham, Whimple, Stoke Canon, Sidmouth, and Hele.
Things to do and see nearby
Crealy Adventure Park (Sidmouth Road, Clyst St Mary, EX5 1DR England UK): family amusement park. The park is a mixture of rollercoaster type rides, fun water rides, a nature area and a petting farm.
Exeter Golf & Country Club (Countess Wear, EX2 7AE England): 18 hole golf course set within a 120 acre Georgian estate. Lovely setting for a wedding.
Topsham Museum (Topsham, EX3 0AX England, Devon United Kingdom): small but interesting museum. The museum is housed in one of a group of late 17th century buildings overlooking the Exe Estuary. It focus is on Topsham’s maritime history, wildlife of the Exe Estuary, and more.
Pebblebed Vineyard (Ferry Road, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0JJ, England): tour the vineyard and taste some wines. The vineyard is set in glorious East Devon in an absolutely idyllic location nestled just outside Exeter.