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The West Country Travel Guide


Exeter has been the capital of the region since the Romans established a fortress here 2,000 years ago and evidence of the Roman occupation remains in the city walls. Although it was heavily bombed in 1942, Exeter retains much of its medieval character, as well as examples of the gracious architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. It's convenient to both Torquay and Dartmoor.



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