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Exeter Quay

Location

Devon Map

OS Ref: SX 920 921

Last Visited: 2012

Exeter Quay

Exeter Quay

The Exeter Ship Canal, first opened in 1566, once brought large sea going vessels right into the heart of the city. However, the coming of the railway in 1844 badly dented this trade, and the post-war switch to road transport finally killed it.

The Quay is now an attractive riverside area with caf├ęs, pubs and a nightclub.

There is a pleasant walk down one side of the river, across the Trews Weir Suspension ridge. and back along the other.