Sunday, 21 July 2013

EXE MARKS THE SPOT

I do like Exeter.  I've written about it before.  It lies on the River Exe and was once (unbelievably now) an important Roman port.  It has grown though into a major shopping centre.  But it retains many of its historical features.  Here are some of the sights:

 A low part of town,


Part of the Roman wall walk.


A nice door.

Part of a tiled frontage.


I think this must be a hitching post, rather than a mile stone.


This is the Ship Inn, Francis Drake's favourite pub.

 
As it says on the door!

 
Some shops.

Maybe the best view in town.

3 comments:

  1. Exeter is a place I've yet to visit, but seeing all the interesting history, I'll have to remedy that sometime soon.

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  2. I've been to Exeter a few times, but only ever on the outskirts Neil, and not the City Centre. It looks lovely and your photos remind me of Chester... which I guess is unsurprising given its history.

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