Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Down by the Riverside


Many thanks for visiting.

Apart from a jolly good Cathedral, Exeter offers plenty of places to visit and things to do especially for those that enjoy the water. There's the River Exe, the Exeter Ship Canal and the new flood defence scheme which is in the process of being completed to improve the risk of flooding for more than 3,000 homes and businesses at a cost of £32 million.

River Exe

Flood Defence channel
The Quay where the river and ship canal can be found, is a beautiful spot with some interesting bridges including a medieval one, customs house, covered market area and lots of sport activities.

Having played an important part since the Roman times, the arrival of the railway in the 1840s brought an end to the Quay's industrial days but there are still hints of the old times like the old railway turntable.  Nowadays it's a glorious place to walk and enjoy watching the rowing, dragon boats or stop at a cafĂ©.

Customs House - now a museum

Railway turntable

Covered market area festooned with colourful hanging baskets
These geese certainly let you know who was boss!
Looking back to the Quay from the canal.
Looking up river

Just another nice aspect to the city.



  1. Exeter gives so much doesn't it. I love down by the river, particularly all the little shops under the arches near the river.:) B x

    1. We'll definitely have to go back again. x

  2. Looks like a wonderful part of the city and I'd love to have a wander around there:)

    1. There were all sorts of nooks and crannies for further exploration

  3. Lovely to see different parts of the city with you!

  4. Looks like a wonderful place to spend a sunny afternoon! Love the views and that amazing sundial. x K

    1. If I lived nearby, there would be plenty of places for a good walk! x