The Romans were here in 50AD and left a wall to remind us.
We were here today, with photographs to remind us 😂
Churches were part of the landscape in one form or other from 50AD and the cathedral was started in 1112, demolished, rebuilt and by 1315 became what is known as Exeter Cathedral
And what a Cathedral.
Just stunning. Described as ‘an immaculate cathedral, luxurious, confident and mature’ it has the longest single continuous vault in Europe.
The cathedral is just spectacular, beautiful, and full of history. Signs of Cromwell and his men still remain with the heads of many effigies hacked off by them. I could bore you with so many stories 😜 but won’t.
Exeter is a large city, with a glorious mix of old (very old) and new (some very new) parts. The university ‘feels’ everywhere, and the city is thriving. Large areas exclude cars so walking and window shopping is relaxed and unstressed.
And so it was that a rainy blustery English day led us to explore a lovely city, enjoy a wonderful meal overlooking the cathedral, a wander through some exciting shops – feeling very lucky