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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 4 weeks ago
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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All reviewswar memorialcity centreworld warrougemont hotelold city wallspicnic lunchflower bedsqueen streetoutdoor cinemawho lost their livesquiet gardenmaintained parkinteresting statuesan oasis of peacebreath of fresh airroman timesquiet walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

usually i would like this sort of place but it gives of a bad vibe like something evil happend here wonder if it has an murderous past ?

2  Thank emilydiam0nd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Very well maintained with historic castle walls. Northernhay gardens are an example of an excellent British city centre park area.

Thank Lance A
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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.