YHA Mount Wear House

47 Countess Wear Road, Exeter, EX2 6LR, United Kingdom
YHA Mount Wear House
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Travel Tips for Exeter

Exeter Visitor Information Office

by johngayton

To give it it's full title, the Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets office (EVIT) is located at the back of Paris Street Civic Centre, which is opposite the bus station.

Here you can get all the advice you need regarding public transport, things to do, local events, assistance with accommodation and, as the name might suggest, tickets to various attractions and local theatre performances.

As well as the usual freebie leaflets it also stocks a range of maps and guidebooks for sale.

The phone number is 01392 665700 and the website, which has loads of useful info and a couple of helpful downloads, is HERE

Mystery Meat!

by johngayton about House Wong

As the late Pete McCarthy almost said in his, what is to me anyway, definitive Irish travelogue, "McCarthy's Bar" - "Singapore Noodles are the travellling drinkers's healthy eating and are the benchmark for the cuisine of a Chinese restaurant."

Here at Exeter's "House Wong", just up the road from St Davids train station, unfortunately this benchmark is set pretty low.

To me "Singapore Noodles" should be noodles and beanshoots, stir-fried with a good upfront spice and a handful of prawns. It doesn't have to be a big handful and any extra protien such as slivers of duck, pork, chicken and etc are mere bonuses.

Here the noodles were OK, the beanshoots tho' a mere wisp and the spice supplied by a splash of the house curry sauce. Both of the tiny prawns hid shyly underneath the carbohydrate mass and the added protien was slivers of something totally unidentifiable, either by texture or taste.

Having said that this little takeaway's location is opposite one of the university's main halls of residence and so cheap is the byword and these were cheap (at £3.80) and the portion substantial. Service was swift and friendly and so I suppose you get what you pay for!

Website below has menu and prices.

PS - Despite all the rumours and hearsay - the "Mystery Meat" wasn't cat or dog - it wasn't meaty enough for that ;)

Exeter Quay

by freya_heaven

The restored quayside at Exeter is worth a visit, nice cafes & restaurants on both sides of the river. You can get across with via a newish footbridge or the little passenger ferry. The old customs house built in the 1600s is still here with cannons outside, which because they never reached their destination, have never been fired.

From here you can also hire your bikes or paddle boats for meander & explore the river. Its possible to take boat trips from here also in the season. The Quayside is a great place to hang out & people watch on a sunny afternoon.

The port here used to have a direct link to the sea for the huge trade in wool which took place here, but by the 1200s the river had silted up & it was not possible to reach the estuary via the river, so a canal was made & trade once again continued.

Isca Dumnoniorum

by cparsons

"Roman Legionary Fortress - British Tribal City"

..and it's my home!

There is a lot of information on the web about it, have a look at http://www.exeter.uk.net/exeter/exeter.htm or http://www.roman-britain.org/places/isca_dumnoniorum.htm

If you are visiting check out the cathedral area or the medieval areas. There is an area called 'Rougemont' meaning 'Red mountain' in french - why? Because it is the site of an ancient volcano apparently!

At the moment (August 2005) the centre is being demolished and rebuilt so given time there may even be a new Princesshay area to do some shopping and sightseeing...

Good place to live


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