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Exeter

Exeter is a cathedral city and the county town of Devon. 

We think Exeter is a great base for a holiday in the South East of Devon, the city has a good range of shops, cinemas, a decent arts scene and plenty of restaurants and bars.

Quick Exeter History

Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain, although there is evidence a Cornish tribe existed in Exeter before the Roman invasion. Exeter became a religious centre during the Middle Ages and into the Tudor times: Exeter Cathedral, founded in the mid 11th century, became Anglican during the 16th-century English Reformation. During the late 19th century, Exeter became an affluent centre for the wool trade, although by the First World War the city was in decline. After the Second World War, much of the city centre was rebuilt and is now considered to be a centre for modern business and tourism in Devon and Cornwall.

Exeter Shopping

Exeter High Street has large branches of all the national chains. Princesshay connects to the south side of the High Street was redevelopment in 2007. It is an innovative, varied developmen. On the other side of the High Street, the partly undercover Guildhall Shopping Centre houses a mixture of national and more regional shops, and connects to the wholly enclosed Harlequins Centre where smaller businesses predominate. Smaller streets off the High Street such as Gandy Street also offer a range of independent shops.

On 26 June 2004, Exeter was granted Fairtrade City status.

Population: 124,328

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