Exeter, Roman Gate – Thursday 28th December 2017

Exeter, county town of Devon, is one of our favourite English cities and only about an hour and 40 minutes away from home.  We had a few days here between Christmas and New Year.  There are two branches of Waterstones in Exeter – this one is in a modern building and is set over three floors.  As Exeter is a university town, it was nice to see a notice in the shop saying there is a new study area on the top floor!

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At the opposite end of town from this branch is the West Quarter of Exeter, which has some particularly beautiful buildings, including the church of St Mary’s Steps, complete with a beautiful timepiece known as the ‘Matthew the Miller Clock’. 

Opposite the church sits ‘The House that Moved‘ – which was saved from a slum clearance and moved – in once piece – round the corner from where it originally sat!  You can see a video of the move here.

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