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Exeter Castle, Exeter

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  • If you want understand theconquest of England by the Normans here is a good place to start. Exter predated London as a center of commerce.  more »
  • We called into the Castle in Exeter for a look around. At this time of year it is beautiful with all the garden colours and trees surrounding it. As you walk in there is a large central courtyard afte...  more »
  • If you are visiting Exeter the castle is a must visit which you can walk around its walls. Below the castle is a very attractive formal garden to picnic in  more »
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  • First things first. This building should not be called a castle. It is but a larger house - a courthouse. There used to be a castle here, back in the day, but was swept away in the 1770s. The gatehouse is still there, but that's about it. We went inside the court (it's behind automated gates - I don't know if it's usually opened, but we managed to sneak in with some other people), but there really wasn't anything to see. It's used for weddings and events as far as we gathered from the website. The grounds are clean and well maintained though. You can easily skip it and spend time in the gardens next to it. Time better spent.
  • Brilliant place for a conference, good airy space and historic setting with the toilets in the old crown court cells downstairs.
  • How can you advertise this as a castle???? Lame building, lane surroundings.
  • Nice place hardly a castle. Nice grounds and some old walls. Main Building is Victoria large house.
  • Lovely space. I visited an SWAc art exhibition, which had a few nice pieces.

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Where to stay in Exeter

Quayside lodging provides access to restaurants and pubs with a hip, urban vibe. Exeter's city center is dotted with both boutique hotels and hotel chains that are near shopping and museums. Consider a B&B near the Exeter Cathedral for a peaceful and scenic stay close to the city's main architectural attraction.
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