Exeter has been inhabited since Roman times. This English city, located on the banks of the River Exe, still boasts traces of the immense stone wall that encircled that ancient Roman town 2 000 years ago. The fortress withstood a number of mighty invasions in its time, especially by the Vikings, until it was invaded by William the Conquerer.
Exeter has withstood battles throughout its long history, the most recent being the Second World War, during which the city was badly bombed. But this city still retains much of its Medieval charm, and visitors come here to explore some excellent examples of 18th and 19th Century architecture, a time when the city experienced tremendous commercial growth.
Today, Exeter is a thriving commercial centre serving the surrounding agricultural area. Although it's relatively small compared to other English towns, it's worth visiting for its excellent cultural activities and rich history. Also, Exeter has developed a vibrant nightlife, and is home to some excellent restaurants.
The city is home to the renowned Exeter University, and as a result, it boasts a lively student community who frequent a number of good bars, cafes and nightclubs, most of which are located around the city's recently restored dock area. For sightseeing during the day, head for the magnificent 15th Century Gothic Cathedral, and visit some of the city's fine Medieval architecture. In the old part of town, explore the streets where Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake once strolled.
- Gloucestershire Airport, EGBJ
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- Exeter International Airport, EGTE