There are 144
holiday cottages near Exeter
Exeter is the capital of Devon, and makes a great place to take a cottage holiday as it's close to
both the coast and countryside. The city was made rich by the woollen cloth industry,
which once a major industry in the area. The Custom House, an imposing property from 1680,
was the place where traders paid the taxes due on their goods - and is the city's oldest
recorded brick building.
Exeter was extensively bombed during World War II, and much rebuilding work has gone on in the years since. Although you will still find plenty of old buildings to give this city its charm. Parts of the Roman wall, which did once surround the whole city, can still be seen.
The Norman cathedral contains plenty of period architecture, including its medieval stained glass, and a vaulted ceiling you just have to see. A wonderful city to explore, you will get the most from this city if you pick up one of the "self-guided" leaflets from the tourist office. You can also walk the city walls, or follow the Woollen Trail to get an idea of the past glories of Exeter.
For something different, explore the 14th century tunnels which were built to house the pipes bringing fresh water into the city. The historic quayside contains many 19th century buildings which now contain antique and craft shops, as well as a variety of places to eat and drink; and makes for a nice place just to stop, and take in your surroundings.
If you've got some energy left, you can hire a cycle and go exploring the canal paths. Exeter has something for everyone: history, heritage, and shopping. For a holiday in the south west, it's well worth seeing what Exeter can give you.
If you can't find a cottage which suits your requirements, have a look at some of the holiday lodges near Exeter
available. Or why
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