Globe Backpackers

71 Holloway St,, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom

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    Cheap and Good Location


    I haven't stayed here personally but from what I can gather it seems to have a reasonable reputation. Exeter isn't a cheap place for accommodation and so the £17.50 a night here for a dorm bed is about as cheap as you'll get and the weekly £75 rate sounds like excellent value for money.

    The location is good though. I note that a couple of reviewers elsewhere have had problems finding it but it is on the main road heading south out of the city (towards Topsham), within 5 minutes walk from the High Street and less than 5 minutes walk down to the river.

    Directions: Just after the roundabout where South Street briefly becomes Hollloway Street before becoming Topsham Road!

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Travel Tips for Exeter

A great place for Shopping!

by Geoff_Wright

Exeter - a great place for shopping! The modern High Street and the surrounding streets are packed full of modern up-to-date shops, such as Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, Topshop, and fast food restaurants, along with the more traditional shops. There are some very fine restaurants in or just off the High Street, and the prices are very reasonable for a city centre. I liked to shop here, and for the ladies it must be wonderful! There are a number of large car parks, and spaces are usually easy to find, excep in the busiest periods, such as Christmas.

Rations for a Polar Expedition?

by johngayton about Peeps Burger Van

If you are passing through Exeter St Davids railway station in the evening and fancy a bite to eat there's always the station buffet. The station buffet offers the usual range of bland pre-packed, factory-made traveller's fare, some of which is actually quite tasty and healthy (ish).

If however you fancy something more substantial, cooked fresh to order and with loads of taste then look across the car park for Peeps Burger Van. Peeps is usually in operation from about 6 pm until late offering a range of burgers, kebabs and fried stuff catering for both transients and the local student population.

I don't know whether the van is actually owned by the guy that runs it but he's always cheery and chatty and prices are more than reasonable. It has to be the 8oz beefburger with cheese. Slathered with freshly cooked onions and zinged wih a good dollop of chilli sauce this is just the thing on a chilly November evening between trains. Not only that but the bun it comes sandwiched between is well up to the task of containment, as opposed to the soggy excuses offered by the chain places. Yep for the protien and calorie counters a few of these wouldn't be out of place in your rucksack for your next trip to the North Pole!

For about three and a half quid it's also great value for money. Take it onto the train with you and you'll be the envy of your carriage ;)

Medieval Exeter

by johngayton

Exeter was, arguably, the southwest's most important city during the Medieval period and the surviving evidence from this era gives the city much of its historical character. As well as the Cathedral and the remains of the city walls there's all sorts of bits and bobs to be discovered.

The tourist office has a couple of freebie leaflets with suggested walks, and the Red Coat Guided Tours offer some themed excursions. You can, of course, just wander and find things for yourself. There's information plaques at most sites and plenty of resources here on the web for further research (link below is for the history of the bridges).

This pic is the remains of the former Exe bridge, completed about 1238, which became redundant following the late 18th/early 19th century rerouting of the river and the construction of the Georgian bridge, the site of which is the present-day Exe Bridge crossing.


by freya_heaven

Where is this gorgeous door.......... Stonetown in Zanzibar, Timbuktu in Mali, Granada in Spain...........

Nooooo, Exeter in Devon,

Exeter is the country city of Devon, famous for its cathedral & cathedral choir. The river Exe runs through the heart of the city, a pleasent feel to the area.


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