The West Country

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  • 1. Cathedral of St. Peter

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    At the heart of Exeter, the great Gothic cathedral was begun in 1275 and completed almost a century later. Its twin towers are even older survivors...Read More

  • 2. Royal Albert Memorial Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    This family-friendly museum is housed in a recently refurbished Victorian building. The centerpiece is the extensive Making History gallery...Read More

  • 3. Custom House

    Government Building

    Exeter's historic waterfront on the River Exe was the center of the city's medieval wool industry, and the Custom House, built in 1680, attests...Read More

  • 4. Guildhall

    Government Building

    On the city's main shopping street, this is said to be the oldest municipal building in the country still in use. The current hall, with its...Read More

  • 5. Powderham Castle

    Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Seat of the earls of Devon, this notable stately home 8 miles south of Exeter is famed for its staircase hall, a soaring fantasia of white stuccowork...Read More

  • 6. Rougemont Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    These gardens behind the Royal Albert Memorial Museum were laid out at the end of the 18th century. The land was once part of the defensive...Read More

  • 7. Underground Passages

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Exeter's Underground Passages, which once served as conduits for fresh water, are the only medieval vaulted passages open to the public in Britain...Read More

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