Visiting the Festival
Festival Opening Times:
Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th April 2013
10am - 6pm (5pm on Sunday)
Festival After Dark Party Nights:
Thursday 25th, Friday 26th & Saturday 27th
Exeter Castle only
Thursday 6.30pm til late; Friday & Saturday - 6pm til late
N.B Producer stalls and activities in Northernhay Gardens are not open during the Festival After Dark Party
There are 3 entrances:
Northernhay Gardens - 1) via Queen Street 2) via Northernhay Place
Exeter Castle via Castle Street
Step free access is via the Castle Street gate for Exeter Castle and via Northernhay Place gate for Northernhay Gardens. Step free access between the 2 sites is outside of the Festival grounds via Bailey Street.
Please note there are steep hills up to each gate.
Tickets may be purchased in advance or on the gate.
Last daytime ticket sold one hour before closure.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
No dogs will be allowed on site, except guide dogs.
Only food and drink purchased on site may be consumed on site.
No football colours permitted on site.
Travelling to the Festival:
The Festival takes place in Exeter Castle and Northernhay Gardens, both easily accessible from the centre of Exeter.
Parking: As there is no parking on site, we recommend the John Lewis car park for visitor parking. Post code - EX4 6PD
By Train: Nearest rail station is Exeter Central. Exit left from the station and immediately left into Northernhay Gardens (Queen Street entrance)
Park & Ride: For those wanting to maximise their time and enjoyment at the Festival, we would highly recommend using the city's four Park & Ride facilities. Visit Exeter City Council's website for more details click here or download the parking map.
Come prepared with SPF factor 15+ sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and clothes to cover up. This is an outdoor event and you can get burnt in as little as 10 minutes.
Make the most of Devon & Exeter:
While you're in the Devon why not explore further - visit local attractions, get involved in activities and find things to do throughout Devon: http://www.visitdevon.com/
Here are some handy links:
- For accommodation and places to stay: www.heartofdevon.com/site/places-to-stay
- For the best Devon and Exeter Hotels and Restaurants, visit www.devonhotels.com
- For food lovers visit www.foodiedevon.com
- Travelling overland to the South West - click here
- Flying to the South West - www.exeter-airport.co.uk / www.flybe.com
- Devon explored - Holidays in Exeter - An inspiring collection of holiday cottages throughout the West Country. Our stunning locations are perfect for families, couples and pets - click here
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