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a little escape in the city

a very enjoyable Green area in the heart of the city , well laid out gardens and plants, plenty of... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Exeter, United Kingdom
Saw the clay shrouded figures representing death on the Somme

Took a walk through this lovely garden to see the exhibition. Its an uphill walk from the railway... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Taunton, United Kingdom
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Northernhay Place, Exeter EX4 3QE, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Watch out for the rough sleepers. Gardens ok but nothing special. I used them as a 'short cut@ from Town to the University. Nice to get away from the bustle of town and very quiet.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn't call these "Gardens"! Look more like an ordinary park, however, if you visit Royal Albert Memorial Museum the gardens are steps away and you can pay the gardens a visit too!

Thank Pouria A
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Particularly in twilight, the view over the station to the overcrowded county gaol, the back of the castle walls, the surfeit of statuary of Victorian worthies, a surprising number of poles with Union Flags and the deeply affecting war memorial.

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Northernhay Gardens have remained lovely and unspoilt and in fact, unchanged, for the three decades that I have enjoyed them. Since I first found them in the late 1980s they have been a haven of peace and tranquility and yet of course are in the...More

1  Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 26 August 2018

a very enjoyable Green area in the heart of the city , well laid out gardens and plants, plenty of seats to sit and enjoy the peace and the views , ideal for a lunch time escape interesting areas around the entrance to the castle...More

1  Thank Gshockxxx
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Its a great place to relax,in the centre of Exeter. Sit on the grass or seats peaceful and quiet just a stone's throw from the central station.

2  Thank andy p
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Took a walk through this lovely garden to see the exhibition. Its an uphill walk from the railway station entrance and then it levels out. We exited at Northernhay not far from John Lewis's store. The exhibition was a bit of an eyeopener and Im...More

1  Thank Kayhel2011
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Having missed the first exhibition two years ago, we visited Northernhay Gardens, Exeter to see the new Shrouds of the Somme exhibition, this really brought home the true slaughter of so many of our brave boys and men There is a trench about 2 meters...More

1  Thank Hazel W
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We visited Nothernhay Gardens on Tuesday 3rd to see the sculpture of The Trench - The Missing of the Somme (Shrouds of the Somme). On our way to see the sculpture we visited the impressive War Memorial Statue and Johnn Dinham Statue (reviewed separately). The...More

2  Thank David D
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This is the perfect place to visit to relax or/and enjoy a picnic in this lovely setting. I visited Northernhay Gardens to see Exeter's Shrouds of the Somme exhibition.

1  Thank Lynsey P
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6 July 2016|
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Response from Fishydiner | Reviewed this property |
One site says 7, another 9!
3 July 2016|
Response from Jannerbloke |
Several places a very short walk eg behind John Lewis or the Guildhall centre.
Julie J
1 July 2016|
Response from Tracey G | Reviewed this property |
If you go to Exeter.gov.uk under Parks & Allotments bylaws it says dogs are allowed as long as they are kept under strict control which presumably means on a lead. You would be expected to pick up any droppings as well.