Exeter Things to Do

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  • 1. Cathedral

    The Cathedral Church of St. Peter, to give it its proper name, is without doubt Exeter’s crowning glory. Built on the hill where the original Roman camp was established, it was conceived in its...

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  • 2. Quayside

    The Roman and medieval city of Exeter grew up on a hill overlooking the River Exe and so consequently the river runs below the city rather than through it. This means that there is a 10-15 minute...

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  • 3. Cathedral Close

    This building in Cathedral Close is unmissable: it really draws the eye. You may have read that Mol's was opened as a coffee house by an Italian called Mol in the 16th century. There are stories that...

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  • 4. House That Moved

    I knew nothing of this until I happened to walk past what is clearly a very old building (timber-framed) and saw it was called 'The House that Moved'. So I just had to google it when I got back...

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  • 5. Days Out

    For a family day out from Exeter the former Stately Home of the wealthy Acland family, Killerton, is well worth a visit. The house and its gardens was built in 1778 by Sir Thomas Acland, a Devon...

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  • 6. Royal Albert Memorial Museum

    There’s a danger of boring people to death when describing museums, so forgive me if I don’t include everything that this museum has to offer. The Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) was built in the...

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  • 7. Overview

    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...

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  • 8. Architecture

    Exeter was quite badly bombed during the Second World War, with 18 raids between 1940 and 1942 flattening much of the city centre and destroying many of its ancient buildings. So the city does not...

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  • 9. Underground Passages

    These medieval passage ways were built to supply some of Exeter with a constant supply of fresh water from the springs outside the walls.The water would travel through lead pipes.The pipes would...

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  • 10. Pubs

    UPDATE November 2014 - Pub now closed and up for sale. I usually have to pass through Exeter on my travels and often have a bit of time to hang waiting for train connections at St Davids station....

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  • 11. High Street

    I suppose a review about the High Street should come under the ‘Shopping’ heading really, but as I’m no shopper I can’t really give a tip about shopping in the High Street can I? What I can give a tip...

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  • 12. St Catherine's Chapel & Almshouses

    While taking a shortcut on the way back to the car I was surprised to stumble across some great remains of a great Chapel and Almshouses. They were founded by Canon John Stevens in 1457 to house...

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  • 13. Red Coat Tours

    This is something that I haven't done personally (although I really should). Exeter has a rich history, from pre-Celtic, through Roman and Medieval, up to its more recent. In conjunction with the...

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  • 14. City Walls

    As you walk around the City of Exeter you can see the remains of the City Walls wherever you go. Almost 70% of the walls remain; they are almost 2000 years old have repelled rebellions and have been...

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  • 15. Rougemenont Castle

    The gateway to Rougemont Castle contains the oldest non-ecclesiastical Norman arch in the country.It was built after William the Conqueror marched into Exeter to resolve the first English Rebellion...

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  • 16. Cathedral Grounds

    The best place to start an exploration of Exeter has to be Cathedral Green. It’s been the heart of the city since Roman times and it still is today. All signposts lead to the Cathedral and so it’s...

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  • 17. Northernhay Gardens

    Running around Rougemont Castle,these gardens are beleived to be the first public gardens to be built in the country.They are also home to the 1914-1918 war memorial.In the summer the gardens look...

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  • 18. Double Locks Pub

    The Double Locks is one of my favourite pubs; is situated on the canal-side. Beautiful setting. Open 11am-11pm (ish)- think its closed on mons. Food available all day (spinach & feta pie, yum). Some...

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  • 19. Stepcote Hill

    Stepcote Hill is a steep cobbled medieval street that has steps at each side for pedestrians and a narrow cobbled roadway for packhorses; it is lined with 15th century merchants houses was once the...

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  • 20. Phoenix Arts Centre

    I saw a gig back in 2002 at a venue in Exeter called the Phoenix (can't help but be reminded of Pheonix Nights) and it was a great venue. It was relatively small and something of a go between of a...

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  • 21. University Nightlife

    Some time ago I was fortunate enough to see a fantastic, possibly the best I've been to, gig in a small venue by a not particularly well known band. The venue was the Exeter Lemongrove and the band...

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  • 22. St Martin's Church

    You'll find St Martin's at the corner of Cathedral Close, very near to the cathedral. The St Martin to whim it is dedicated was a 4th century (300s) Bishop of Tours, France. It is an ancient church...

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  • 23. Annuellers House

    The Annuellers hose was built in 1528. Its purpose was to house priests who worked in the chapels of Exeter Cathedral, which is only a couple of hundred meters away, if that. There have been...

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  • 24. St Mary Steps Church

    St. Mary Steps Church, located in West Street dates back to the 12th Century, and was rebuilt in the 15th Century. It is a red sandstone construction. The original Norman font can still be seen...

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  • 25. Guildhall

    Exeter’s Guildhall is claimed to be England’s oldest civic building still in use and you can’t fail to notice its elaborate Beer stone frontage that protrudes onto the High St. Originally built around...

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