History & Heritage in Exeter

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Best Exeter Sports, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Best Exeter Sports, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Sports to watch Rugby Watch the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.   Football Watch Exeter City Football Club at St James's Park.   Horse racing Spend a day at the races at Exeter Racecourse or Newton Abbot Racecourse.   Athletics Watch athletics at the Exet...

Best Exeter Wildlife, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

Best Exeter Wildlife, E. Quayside to the Exe Estuary, Exeter

The River Exe rises on the high moors of Exmoor National Park north west of Simonsbath and 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 the English Channel...

The House That Moved, G. West Quarter, Exeter

The House That Moved, G. West Quarter, Exeter

Medieval merchant house moved about 70 metres An exquisite medieval merchant house was moved about 70 metres at the beginning of the 1960s when major work was undertaken on Exeter's infrastructure. Hence the name 'The House That Moved'.   Location of The House That Moved...

The Exeter Blitz, F. Southernhay, Exeter

The Exeter Blitz, F. Southernhay, Exeter

Over 230 people died 'Between 1940 and 1942 over 230 people died during the 19 bombing raids over the city.' There's a memorial and information board in Southernhay by Exeter City Wall that tells the story of The Exeter Blitz. Visit to learn more.   Location of The Exeter Blitz memo...

Rougemont Castle (Exeter Castle), A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Rougemont Castle (Exeter Castle), A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Built shortly after the Norman Conquest Rougemont Castle, or Exeter Castle, was built shortly after the Norman Conquest. The main attraction today is the fine gatehouse which is said to be the oldest standing castle building in England. There's an information board by the gatehouse providing e...

Exeter Cathedral, B. Cathedral Quarter, Exeter

Exeter Cathedral, B. Cathedral Quarter, Exeter

One of England's great buildings Exeter Cathedral is one of England's great buildings. 'This cathedral epitomises the peak of the Decorated Gothic style in England; it is a building of remarkable beauty and symmetry, splendidly restored after the bomb damage of 1942. The imposing twin towers at t...

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Museum of the Year Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) was opened to the public at the end of 2011 after 'a four-year closure and multi-million pound refurbishment'. The wait was worthwhile. This is an exceptional museum with a remarkable collection that was voted 'Museum of th...

Exeter Princesshay, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

Exeter Princesshay, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

One of Devon's top shopping destinations One of Devon's top shopping destinations, Princesshay is a relatively recent development in central Exeter. Some of the world's largest brands and retailers have stores in Princesshay. It offers fine views of Exeter Cathedral.   Location...

Exeter's Underground Passages, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

Exeter's Underground Passages, C. Pincesshay & High Street, Exeter

Medieval passageways Exeter's Underground Passages are medieval tunnels running underneath the city of Exeter. The tunnels were built to supply water to the city. 'No similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain.' (Source: guidebook available on site) Tod...

The Devon Witches, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

The Devon Witches, A. Castle Quarter, Exeter

Last people in England to be executed for witchcraft  The last people in England to be executed for witchcraft were tried and hanged in Exeter. There's a plaque on a wall of the ruined Rougemont Castle that reads: 'THE DEVON WITCHES. IN MEMORY OF Temperance Lloyd Susannah Edwards Mary Tre...

The Exeter Book, B. Cathedral Quarter, Exeter

The Exeter Book, B. Cathedral Quarter, Exeter

Foundation volume of English literature The Exeter Book 'can claim to be the foundation volume of English literature and one of the world's principal cultural artefacts'. It's kept in Exeter Cathedral Library. The book was on display in Exeter Cathedral in 2016. The information below was tak...

Exeter Cathedral Close, B. Cathedral Quarter, Exeter

Exeter Cathedral Close, B. Cathedral Quarter, Exeter

Pedestrian area around Exeter Cathedral Exeter Cathedral Close is a beautiful pedestrian area around Exeter Cathedral lined with restaurants, cafes and shops.   Exeter Cathedral location We've positioned Exeter Cathedral Close on Google maps so zoom in on the 'Satellite' setting to...

Saddles & Paddles, D. Quayside, Exeter

Saddles & Paddles, D. Quayside, Exeter

Outdoor activity supplier on Exeter's Quayside Saddles & Paddles is one of many outdoor activity suppliers based in and around Exeter.   Location The company is located on Exeter Quayside next to On The Waterfront and near Exeter Customs House Visitor Centre. We've posi...

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, D. Quayside, Exeter

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre, D. Quayside, Exeter

Outdoor activity supplier on Exeter's Quayside Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre offers a huge range of activities including watersports such as kayaking, canoeing, sailing, windsurfing and power-boating. These activities are aimed at adults, kids and families.   Location Ha...

Quay Climbing Centre, D. Quayside, Exeter

Quay Climbing Centre, D. Quayside, Exeter

South West's largest indoor climbing wall Quay Climbing Centre has 'the South West's largest indoor climbing wall'. (Quay Climbing Centre website) Note that Clip 'n Climb runs from Quay Climbing Centre. 'We also use our large space to house other activities that are related to or of benefit to...