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The Medieval Exe Bridge

Frog Street | In a park off Frog Street , bounded by Edmund Street and New Bridge Street, Exeter, England
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Asplendid example of medieval architecture.

We came upon the remains of this ancient bridge purely by accident while making our way the the... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Incredible piece of history somewhat abandoned

Incredible to see, firstly for the architecture and the structure built all those years ago, but... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
James R
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Frog Street | In a park off Frog Street , bounded by Edmund Street and New Bridge Street, Exeter, England
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We came upon the remains of this ancient bridge purely by accident while making our way the the Quays. It really is a fantastic example of medieval architecture and a place where you can stand for ages and let your historic and romantic imaginations run...More

1  Thank johnhouston2
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Incredible to see, firstly for the architecture and the structure built all those years ago, but also to see where the river used to flow! There is a small chapel/church at one end and the bridge actually goes nowhere these days, however in summer it's...More

2  Thank James R
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

On initial sighting it would be easy to pass by the historic value of this bridge. It is well worth pausing to read the information at the top of the steps then climbing down to walk amid the arches [ and wonder at the size...More

Thank Mags L
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Nice spot to stop for a few minutes on the walk from town to the Exeter Quay. Even though the bridge no longer crosses the river and essentially goes nowhere it's great that this historic site has been preserved. There's an information board at the...More

Thank simmondsi
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

This historic bridge in part ruin and fully restored and is a wonder to see and has an information plaque. This is a real historic site and is a pleasure to visit. Great for history lovers.

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

So this was my first stop on my recent day trip to Exeter on the 30th Sept.It's about a 15-20 min walk from Exeter St David's railway station.It was a good first step.It is the oldest,most intact medieval bridge in the country.Near one end of...More

Thank Marco_Num1
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Exeter shows itself off well with excellent displays at places like this which brings history alive.

Thank Tobywebb35
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I have passed this bridge many times when going round Exe Bridges and decided to go and have a closer look, so while out with my dog set off. Its hard to describe but it is so atmospheric. Also you can let your imagination run...More

1  Thank SharonC31
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

It's possible to stand on this old original city bridge and imagine all those who have passed over it. A part of the history of the city which should be included in any visit.

Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A short walk from the City Centre close to the busy Exe Bridge roundabout This medieval Bridge makes history come alive Visited with our grand children who were also amazed at the history Well worth visiting and there is no entry cost

Thank JeffTheChairman
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