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The Waterfont

The Waterfont

The docklands area has been rejuvenated and its pleasant to walk along the river bank or down by the old canals and docks.

The river is navigable for small craft, and you can hire canoes and other boats close by.

The area around the cathedral is great for just hanging out and relaxing on a fine day, though even if the weather is inclement there are a range of restaurants and pubs close by.

The area around the cathedral is great for just hanging out and relaxing on a fine day, though even if the weather is inclement there are a range of restaurants and pubs close by.

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Exeter City

Exeter City

Exeter lies on the River Exe about 15km inland.
In Roman times, the empire in Britain stretched as far west as Exeter, and remains of their civilisation can be seen in the city.

The city which was established on a dry ridge overlooking a very navigable river which had a ready supply of fished to help sustain the early inhabitants, was already in existence before the arrival of the Romans.

Exeter is a good base for exploring South Devon including Dartmoor and further east into Somerset and Dorset.

The M5 takes you pretty much all the way to Bristol Airport and of course further east across England.

Exeter is a good base for exploring South Devon including Dartmoor and further east into Somerset and Dorset.

The M5 takes you pretty much all the way to Bristol Airport and of course further east across England.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exeter

Cathedral

Cathedral

The present day Exeter Cathedral was construct at the start of the 15th century, and boasts of the longest (uninterrupted) vaulted ceiling in England, though there has been a cathedral close to the site since the 11th century.

Over the course of a number of centuries from the 11th to the 15th a number of attempts were made at constructing a cathedral which would last the course of time. So today we see a cathedral with features from various architectural styles.

During WWII, in 1942, the cathedral suffered severe damaged as it was directly struck by a bombs.

Though in anticipation of an attack many of the important works and documents had been removed.

Interestingly, after the war during the reconstruction phase remains from the Roman period and original cathedral were found.

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Copyright Moving Postcards Aug 22 2016

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