Exeter City in England
Exeter City situated in the county of Devon, Exeter is a cathedral city that boasts a number of tourist attractions including an iron bridge and a decorative cathedral.
Underground Passages - See the city from a different perspective via a network of tunnels that run beneath the streets. Built in the 14th century these were designed to bring water into the city from the springs outside the walls. Open: June to September Mon - Sat 9.30am to 5.30pm, Sun 10.30am to 4pm. October to May - Tuesday to Fri - 10.30am - 4.30pm, Sat 9.30am - 5.30pm, Sun 11.30am - 4pm (booking essential during school holidays).
Exeter Cathedral - Built in 1114, the Norman cathedral features two magnificent towers and one of the longest unbroken Gothic vault ceilings in the world. Also features a minstrels gallery and an astronomical clock. Open: Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 11.30 - 5pm. (Does vary due to events and times of worship).
Exeter Quayside - Once a thriving international port, now a tourist area with shops, places to eat and outdoor canalside walks and the famous Iron bridge. The cable ferry across the river Exe also leaves from this area. Features a visitor centre and landmark custom house building. Open all year round (Custom House open: 10am - 5pm in the Summer and 11am to 4pm in the Winter).
Exeter Castle - With beautiful gardens and historic buildings this 1068 constructed building was a gathering place for locals until 1774 and features a medieval city wall and various ruins. Regular tours take place throughout the day via the Redcoat Guides.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum - Recently refurbished, this museum features interactive displays, local exhibits and prehistoric and more recent displays. Open: 10am - 5pm everyday except Mondays and bank holidays. Free entry.
As the capital city of Devon, Exeter is situated on the River Exe in the county of Devon. Steeped in ancient history the city is the perfect stopping point for lovers of museums and cathedrals, while anyone who prefers a little shopping or nightlife is well catered for. The vibrant city centre undergoing constant improvement and the area is fast gaining a reputation as a place to visit for both long and short breaks. The areas surrounding are perfect for anyone wishing to see some stunning scenery and enjoy a walk or two.
With a history that goes back to Roman times, the city of Exeter is the perfect place for history buffs. The local cathedral with its soaring towers compliments the local museum and underground tunnels to create a feeling of olde worlde history for all the family to enjoy.