WELCOME TO EXETER
Exeter is fortunate to possess a remarkably rich heritage, spanning across hundreds of years – from the remains of Exeter’s establishment as the ancient Roman settlement of Isca, to its evolvement into a medieval city of commerce and the subsequent building of its magnificent cathedral, right through to the buzzing synergy of the present day.
A stone’s throw away lies the grandeur of the cathedral, and the city centre itself. Another hop and a skip away, Exeter’s quayside is a lovely place to take in the scenery – either in an adventurous way via a paddleboard, kayak or bike, or from one of the cafes, bars or restaurants after a slow perambulation by the water.
Southernhay, with its splendid examples of Georgian houses, has hosted city fairs for over 900 years. Each year since the ancient pageant of Lammas Fair starts off just a short walk along the road from 38 Southernhay East. The colourful procession features a man carrying a long pole with a ball of flowers and a stuffed glove at the top... Yes, strange, it has to be seen to be believed! But, there’s so much more within a few minutes walk – just take a look at the map above!
38 Southernhay East is less than a minute’s walk to Exeter’s historic City Wall, dating back to Roman times. You can find out more about Exeter’s 2000 years of history by downloading individual ‘self guided’ walking maps, With these in hand, they provide three colourful and entertaining walks, featuring interpretation panels along the way.
ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM
& ART GALLERY
The Royal Victoria & Albert Memorial is one of Exeter’s most popular visitor ‘attractions’, and it’s only about ten minutes walk from Southernhay East. With a vast collection of artifacts, artworks and information about local history it has something for all ages. And when you’ve digested all you can, there’s a wonderful gift shop and café where you can soak up the atmosphere of this wonderful iconic building.