Exeter, now a university and cathedral city, was founded by the Romans (called Isca) and is an ancient walled site. The city of Exeter was established on the eastern bank of the River Exe on a ridge of land backed by a steep hill. There is a Norman cathedral, a Bishop’s throne, which is the tallest in England, there are medieval & Tudor buildings, an international historic wool port, a Guildhall, Customs House and Bishop’s palace.
Exeter is a growing tourist centre. The town is virtually crime free. The local economy is also based on sea related activities, such as fishing. West country people have strong sense of identity, parental ties, love of music and country dance. They are very friendly and welcome foreign visitors.
Exeter boasts an excellent university, which is renowned for its education and physical education departments. Facilities in Exeter cover all national sports and interests: cricket, football, horse racing, theatre, festival, and of course many great places for shopping. In the vicinity there are many places of interest to visit.
* 1 hour and 30 minutes drive to Bristol
* 2 hours and 30 minutes train journey to central London