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An introduction to Exeter

Exeter is an historic city in Devon, England. It is located on the River Exe and is approximately 37 miles northeast of Plymouth, and 70 miles southwest of Bristol.

Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain and has existed since time immemorial. Exeter Cathedral, founded in 1050 is Anglican.

The city has good transport links, with Exeter St David's railway station, Exeter Central railway station, the M5 motorway and Exeter International Airport connecting the city both nationally and internationally. Although a popular tourist destination, the city is not dominated by tourism.

Activities of interest in Exeter

Exeter has many sites and events as well as great shopping areas within its city. It is an ideal place for you to base your visit to Devon, enabling you to travel out of the city and see some of the other beautiful sites and attractions that the county has to offer. There is a great deal to see, from stately homes and gardens to adventure parks and castles.

Exeter Cathedral is a magnificent example of Gothic architecture which has dominated the skyline since 1114. Exeter Castle, built by William the Conquerer in 1068, is not only a place of historical interest but now hosts art exhibitions, pop concerts and festivals. Northernhay Gardens, located just outside the castle, is the oldest public open space in the whole of England, being originally laid out in 1612 as a pleasure walk for Exeter residents. Along the narrow streets from the cathedral is the commercial heart of the city with one of the best shopping centres in the south west.

Exeter's historic quayside is a popular tourist attraction. Once a Roman waterway, it became a 16th century port and is today a riverside resort. It offers a unique collection of restaurants, shops and outdoor activities. 

Getting to Exeter

By Road: The M5 motorway to Bristol and Birmingham starts at Exeter, and connects at Bristol with the M4 to London and South Wales. The older A30 road provides a more direct route to London via the A303 and M3. The M5 is the modern lowest bridging point of the River Exe. Going westwards, the A38 connects Exeter to Plymouth and south east Cornwall, whilst the A30 continues via Okehampton to north and west Cornwall.

By Rail: There are two main line railway routes from Exeter to London, the faster route via Taunton to London Paddington and the slower West of England Main Line via Salisbury to London Waterloo. Another main line, the Cross-Country Route, links Exeter with Bristol, Birmingham, the Midlands, Leeds, Northern England, and Scotland.

By Coach: Exeter Bus and Coach station is located at Paris Street. There are several express coach services daily from most major cities. www.nationalexpress.com

By Air: Exeter International Airport lies east of the city. The airport offers a range of scheduled flights to UK and Irish regional airports as well as charter flights. www.exeter-airport.co.uk
 

Geschichte von Exeter

The favourable location of Exeter, on a dry ridge of land overlooking a river that was teeming with fish, and with fertile land nearby, suggests that it would have been a site that was occupied early. The discovery of coins dating from the Hellenistic period in the city indicates the existence of a settlement as early as 250 BC.

More than 1,000 Roman coins have been found in the city indicating its importance as a trading centre. The dates of these coins suggest that the city was at its most prosperous in the first half of the fourth century. However, virtually no coins dated after 380AD have been found, suggesting a rapid decline.

Exeter was the centre of a rebellion in Southwest England in 1068. The Normans lay siege to Exeter for 18 days but they were unable to capture it. Eventually the people of Exeter agreed to submit to William the Conqueror. In return he swore an oath that he would not harm the town. However he built a castle to make sure the townspeople behaved themselves in future. Exeter Castle was built on a hill known as red hill (rouge mont in Norman French) because of its red rock. The castle became known as Rougemont castle.

Exeter: the university

After earlier beginnings, university education in Exeter began in 1922 with the conversion of the previous Royal Albert Memorial College into the University College of the South West of England, and the College's inclusion on the list of institutions eligible to receive funds from the then University Grants Committee. At that time the College was conceived as a territorial institution, making university education available relatively locally for students from the four counties of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. As was customary for new university institutions in southern England in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the College prepared students for external degrees of the University of London. With further growth in the 1920s and 1930s, it was granted increasing autonomy, but full independence was delayed by the Second World War. The university college received its Royal Charter and became the free-standing University of Exeter in December 1955.

Famous Alumni

Exeter has a large number of well-known alumni. Princess Anne's son Peter Phillips attended the University in the late 90s. J. K. Rowling the author of the Harry Potter books read French and Classics in the mid 80's. Robert Bolt playwright and two-time Oscar and BAFTA winning screenwriter (Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, A Man For All Seasons) also attended Exeter. Jonathon Band First Sea Lord of the United Kingdom, the most senior serving officer in the Royal Navy read Economics in the 70s. Fiona Shackleton, the high-profile divorce case lawyer, read law in the 1970s. Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead, read English and Fine Arts at the University of Exeter.

Reviews for Exeter

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Very helpful staff. A great location for touring Exeter and the surrounding region. I will happily recommend Holland Hall to friends and family and the use of the Travel Booking Network website to make reservations - it was a very easy system to use and very professional. Thank you.

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter

Needed to know that St Lukes and Streatham campuses are separate; whether to get train to Station Central or to St Davids. Also information about extreme hilsl and need for own transport would have been valuable on website.

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter

It was very good and we hope to visit again. Our only concern might be for older people negotiating all the flights of stairs to the accommodation. For us, 7 flights with 9 steps on each was fine but others might find that and carrying a suitcase too, a bit difficult. We loved the place and the views!

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter

I would have liked to be able to ring up to ask questions before doing the online booking, although that turned out OK. More labelling to indicate what wheat free or diary free options there were for breakfast would be helpful. However, overall I thought the accommodation was excellent. Bed was very comfortable.

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter

We enjoyed our brief stay on your lovely campus very much. Breakfast was awesome. Staff answered our questions and recommended the Imperial for supper, which we liked very much too. Thanks! Would not hesitate to stay again or recommend to others.

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter

Room rated "good" rather than "excellent" because the bed was much too firm to be comfortable. Also WiFi signal was very week and no clear instructions on how to access the secure service.

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter

Lots of well deserved 'positives' as listed above. However, upon arrival, it was disquieting to be informed that despite having given my debit card details upon booking no payment had been made. Moreover, I don't take credit/debit cards on holiday. Fortunately, I had enough cash to pay upon my arrival... but it was a close run thing.

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter

Parking lacked organisation. It would have been nice to have known we were on level 14, and there is no lift at the time we booked ??? Especially as we observed 4 young ladies booking in on spec. just after us, who got accommodation on level 8 ???

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter

This was my second stay at Holland Hall, my friend and I enjoyed it immensely. We look forward to another stay maybe next year. Its very good value for money and very comfortable accommodation and the breakfasts are fabulous.

(Review Of Holland Hall, University of Exeter) Holland Hall, University of Exeter
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