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Exeter Cathedral

Exeter is the “county seat” of Devon. It boasts ancient city walls, buildings and a cathedral with cobble streets in the old section of the high street. The centre of the city is located on the top of a hill and at the base runs the River Exe which offers a respite from the hustle and bustle with a number of calm dining areas as well as boat cruises (operated by Stuart Line Cruises).

Shopping Center

Unfortunately the centre of the city has been redeveloped and, as such, has lost much of it's charm with independent shops taken over by big chains but you can still find traces of the old city if you look hard enough. “Exeter Red Coat” offer guided walking tours of the area and are recommended to understand the city we see today in the context of history (see the Visit Exeter site for details).

Historic Shop on the High Street (now a Lakeland

The Exeter Cathedral (admission charge) is well worth a visit with an amazing “Astronomical Clock” from the 15th century. Tours are available.

Also of note is the world's oldest metal bridge…


The city centre is pedestrian only but there are a number of car parks around (mostly pay and display). National Rail mainline trains generally come into “Exeter St David” station which is a short distance from the city centre. Once in Exeter the city is quite walkable though there are a number of hills.

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