It takes 40 minutes to travel the line between Exeter and Axminster.
Look up onward buses on the Traveline website.
With great shopping, a thriving arts scene and excellent restaurants, Exeter is one of the liveliest cities in the South West.
Exeter Central station is located right in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the Princesshay shopping centre and the city’s magnificent cathedral. Attractions include John Lewis and other major retailers, the historic quayside, and tours of the city’s medieval underground passageways.
Cathedral photo: © Richard Austin
Known as the antiques capital of Devon, Honiton is also famous for its lace and pottery.
Once you’ve explored the antiques shops and other independent retailers on the town’s long high street, take advantage of the free admission at the Thelma Hulbert Gallery featuring local art and national exhibitions. Find out more on the Visit Honiton website.
Axminster is a destination that’s full of history and is perfect for a stroll and spot of lunch. It also offers onward bus links to explore the Jurassic Coast.
The town centre is focused around the Minster Church, and has some great eateries – including a branch of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage – dotted through its meandering streets and alleyways. Find out more.