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Exeter Area Guide


Exeter, the county town of Devon, is a vibrant city with a long history that dates back to Roman occupation. It is situated on the River Exe in the county of Devon. Full of character and ancient history, Exeter is still able to offer all the amenities and comforts that would be expected of a modern day city.

The city is a thriving home to industry, commerce and politics. In keeping with its history as a pivotal market town, Exeter boasts a wide range of shops and retailers in its city centre and nearby trading estates.

Exeter is the county town of Devon and provides the county with a central base for education, medicine, religion, commerce and culture. The city is also home to the magnificent Exeter Cathedral, which dates back to Norman times.

The city has an array of transport connections with an international airport, national rail links, a comprehensive local bus service and access to the M5 motorway. With a highly regarded university, many colleges, and a range of independent schools, education is certainly well catered for. Exeter has a vibrant range of entertainment, arts and sports with a host of theatres and cinemas, a city centre brimming with restaurants and bars, and top flight rugby and football teams.

With ongoing transformations and developments, Shopping in Exeter is real must. It easily provides visitors with an unforgettable shopping experience with so much on offer from stylish boutiques to the high street big names.

The surrounding area of Devon with its sweeping countryside, its narrow hedged roads and lavished green fields are only a few miles from the centre. And with its pivotal position within the county, Exeter is also ideally placed to visit places such as Dartmoor National Park and the unspoilt beaches of the North and South Devon coastlines.

Homefinders have serviced the Exeter property market for many years.

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