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Exeter


Exeter is a city in Devon in Southwest England. The city is located on the River Exe, and is located about 37 miles (60 kilometers) to the Northeast of Plymouth, and 70 miles (110 kilometers) to the Southwest of Bristol. As of the 2011 census, the city had a population of 117,773.


Key Facts about Exeter


Here are some key facts about Exeter:
  1. Exeter is a city in Devon in Southwest England.

  2. The city is located on the River Exe, and is about 37 miles (60 kilometers) Northeast of Plymouth, and 70 miles (110 kilometers) Southwest of Bristol.

  3. As of the 2011 census, Exeter had a population of 117,773.

  4. Exeter's history dates back to (at least) Roman times. It was the most southwesterly Roman fortified settlement in Britain.

  5. Since 2004, the Met Office, Britain's main weather forecasting organization, has been located in Exeter.

  6. The M5 motorway, which leads to Bristol and then Birmingham begins in Exeter. The M5 links to the M4 in Bristol, and from there to London. Alternatively, the A30 also goes to London via the A303 and M3. Westwards, the A38 links Exeter to Plymouth and Southeast Cornwall, and the A30 to North and West Cornwall.

  7. Rail routes from Exeter, connect the city to London Paddington and London Waterloo. Additionally, the Cross-Country route provides links to Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, the Midlands, the North of England, and Scotland, as well as to other parts of Southwest England including Plymouth.

  8. Exeter International Airport is just to the East of Exeter. The airport offers scheduled flights to British and Irish airports, to Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Amsterdam Schipol Airport. Additionally, it also provides charter flights to various international destinations.



Weather in Exeter


Like other parts of Southwest England, Exeter has a temperate oceanic climate. Generally speaking, the region is on average milder and wetter than other the average for England, and the moderating effect of the sea, also means that seasonal variations is somewhat less marked than other parts of the UK.

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Lonely Planet Devon & Cornwall (Travel Guide)

By Lonely Planet & Belinda Dixon

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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Devon & Cornwall is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Eat your way through the region's booming food scene, relax on a secluded beach, or go wild on a windswept moor; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Devon and Cornwall and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Devon & Cornwall Travel Guide:

  • Full-colour maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, art, wildlife and cuisine
  • Over sixty colour maps
  • Useful features - including Walking/Driving/Cycling Tours, Travel with Children, Month by Month (annual festival calendar)
  • Coverage of Exeter, Torquay, Plymouth, Dartmoor, St Ives, Penzance, Newquay, Isles of Scilly, and more

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Devon & Cornwall, our most comprehensive guide to Devon and Cornwall, is perfect for those planning to both explore the top sights and take the road less travelled.

  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's England guide.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Oliver Berry, Belinda Dixon.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

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Emily Goes to Exeter: A Novel of Regency England (Traveling Matchmaker Series, Book 1)

By M. C. Beaton

Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Emily Goes to Exeter: A Novel of Regency England  (Traveling Matchmaker Series, Book 1)
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The first book in the charming Traveling Matchmaker series, featuring spinster Hannah Pym, determined to apply her matchmaking skills.

A dead employer's legacy of five thousand pounds allows spinster Hannah Pym to resign from housekeeping and find adventure traveling the English countryside by coach. But the adventure soon finds Miss Pym traveling with Miss Emily Freemantle, a spoiled, violet-eyed beauty fleeing an arranged marriage to a rake she has never met. When Emily's darkly handsome betrothed boards their stage, Miss Pym is certain the girl was rash to bolt from this aristocratic catch! So, as soon as the travelers repair to an inn, Miss Pym begins her matchmaking. Although Lord Ranger Harley complains he'll not marry an ungrateful minx, Miss Pym suspects once she's marshaled the couple into sharing intimate household chores, all romantic knots will be untangled.

Exeter, (Beautiful England)

By Sidney H Heath

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Exeter, (Beautiful England)
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Exeter Cathedral (A Pitkin Cathedral Guide)

By J. A. Thurmer

Pitkin Pictorials Ltd.
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Exeter Cathedral, the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter, is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter, in the city of Exeter, Devon, in South West England. The present building was complete by about 1400, and has several notable features, including an early set of misericords, an astronomical clock and the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England. The 18 m (59 ft) high bishop's throne in the quire was made from Devon oak between 1312 and 1316; the nearby choir stalls were made by George Gilbert Scott in the 1870s. The east window contains much 14th-century glass, and there are over 400 ceiling bosses, one of which depicts the murder of Thomas Becket. Because there is no centre tower, Exeter Cathedral has the longest uninterrupted medieval vaulted ceiling in the world, at about 96 m (315 ft).


 
 
 

 
 
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