Things To Do in Exmoor

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Exeter Guildhall, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

Exeter Guildhall, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

One of the oldest local government buildings in the UK Exeter Guildhall is said to be one of the oldest local government buildings in the UK still being used today. 'The earliest reference to Guildhall is in a deed of 1160 but the structure we now see is medieval ... the pillared entrance fron...

Exeter City Wall, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Exeter City Wall, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Built by the Romans about 200 A.D. Exeter City Wall was 'built by the Romans about 200 A.D., since repaired by others. Much of the City Wall still stands, some of it of original Roman workmanship'. (Source: information plaque on the Exeter City Wall, photo provided)   Exeter City Wall...

Exeter Phoenix, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Exeter Phoenix, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Multi-artform venue Exeter Phoenix describes itself as a multi-artform venue. 'We are home to several art galleries, a theatre, gig spaces, art studios, dance studios, a cinema, film production resources and more, all centred around a buzzing CafĂ© Bar. Each year we host hundreds of events a...

Exeter Barnfield Theatre, F. Southernhay, Exeter

Exeter Barnfield Theatre, F. Southernhay, Exeter

Largest dedicated theatre and live music venue in Exeter Barnfield Theatre is 'the largest dedicated theatre, and live music venue in Exeter. Home to local, regional, national and international drama, music and comedy performances.' (Source: Exeter Barnfield Theatre websi...

St Nicholas Priory, G. West Quarter, Exeter

St Nicholas Priory, G. West Quarter, Exeter

[Note that St Nicholas Priory is not open to the public at present owing to building work.]   Founded in 1087 'St Nicholas Priory was founded in 1087 and was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of...

Exeter Red Coat Guided Tour, D. Quayside, Exeter

Exeter Red Coat Guided Tour, D. Quayside, Exeter

A range of Exeter tours You can join a range of tours run by 'red coat' local experts.   West front of Exeter Cathedral 'Tours depart from the west front of Exeter Cathedral and last approximately 90 minutes.' Consult Exeter City Council website for details and timings.

Exeter Medieval Trail, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Exeter Medieval Trail, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Medieval Exeter Exeter is home to a wealth of medieval buildings. Follow the Exeter Medieval Trail to learn more about the city's past.    Locations on Exeter Medieval Trail Exeter Medieval Trail runs past Castle Street, Cathedral Yard, Southernhay, Wynard's Almshouses, Smyther...

Exeter City Wall Trail, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Exeter City Wall Trail, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Exeter's Roman wall Exeter City Wall was 'built by the Romans about 200A.D., since repaired by others. Much of the City Wall still stands, some of it of original Roman workmanship'. (Source: information plaque on the Exeter City Wall, photo provided)   Locations on the Exeter City Wall...

Exeter Woollen Trail, D. Quayside, Exeter

Exeter Woollen Trail, D. Quayside, Exeter

Exeter's historic wool trade Much of Exeter's wealth was generated by the wool trade. The Exeter Woollen Trail is a historical and cultural walking trail in the centre of the city exploring Exeter's role in that industry 'Exeter's cloth industry reached its peak in the late 1600s when ove...

River Exe, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

River Exe, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Exmoor National Park Rising on the high moors of Exmoor National Park north west of Simonsbath, the River Exe arcs south east towards the Dulverton area on the fringe of the Park before flowing south through Tiverton to Exeter. From there, the river runs into the Exe Estuary and th...

Exeter Canal, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Exeter Canal, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Exeter Ship Canal location The Exeter Ship Canal runs from the Exeter Ship Canal Basin in Exeter down the western side of the River Exe and Estuary towards the sea. Where the canal meets the estuary are The Turf and Turf Lock.   One of the oldest canals in the UK It's...

Exeter Customs House Visitor Centre, D. Quayside, Exeter

Exeter Customs House Visitor Centre, D. Quayside, Exeter

Exeter's economic importance in the seventeenth century Built in the late seventeenth century, the Customs House Visitor Centre is a reflection of Exeter's economic importance at the time. Revenue was generated from the woollen trade. Cloth was gathered from all over Devon, finished in this...

Exeter High Street, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

Exeter High Street, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

Exeter High Street location Exeter High Street runs from John Lewis and Sidwell Street down to the west side of Exeter Cathedral Close by Fore Street. Exeter Princesshay is parallel to the upper, John Lewis, section of the High Street.

Exe Estuary Trail, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Exe Estuary Trail, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

River Exe and Exe Estuary The River Exe rises on Exmoor National Park's high moor. It flows through Mid Devon to Exeter where it meets the sea at the Exe Estuary. The Exe Estuary Trail is a multi-use recreational trail that runs around the side of the estuary. You can walk, run or cycle p...