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  • 1. 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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  • 2. 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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  • 3. House That Moved

    Whether it’s because the house was moved, or whether it was because the house that was moved was architecturally interesting I’m not sure, but visitors to Exeter always seem to want to put it on their...

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  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. Underground Passages

    The Underground Passages were built in the 14th and 15th centuries to supply Exeter with fresh drinking water, and as long as you’re not claustrophobic, you can come down here on a 25 minute...

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  • 7. 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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  • 8. 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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  • 9. City Walls

    About 70% of Exeter’s city wall is still standing, and there is a City Wall Trail that can be picked up at the Tourist Office which shows all the relevant points of interest with information boards...

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. Rougemenont Castle

    Exeter’s Rougemont Castle isn’t one of those places that you have to make a beeline for, but it’s worth checking out all the same. Built for William the Conqueror in 1068 on the city’s highest vantage...

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  • 12. Northernhay Gardens

    The history of these wonderful gardens at Northernhay stretch right back to Roman times when the area was quarried for stone to build their adjacent city wall. The wall still stands, with later...

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  • 13. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 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. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. The Pepper Pod

    I stumbled across this shop whilst hunting for a gift for my dad. I thought mansons the guitar shop would be a good place to start. So i was pleasantly surprised to find this amazing shop right...

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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. The Former Maritime Museum

    Closed in 1997, this museum had a large collection of small and medium sized boats from around britain and the world. Today, much of the collection can be found at the Bristol Industrial Museum in...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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