The House that Moved

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eric
Ickenham, UK126 contributions
Couples
On our visit, the house was surrounded by scaffolding but it doesn’t take away the history and the engineering behind the story. Adds a whole new dimension to the phrase “moving house”!
Seriously, an amazing feat and worth a look, although to young kids, it’s just an old building. The bridal shop, which is housed on the ground floor of the building, was closed during our visit but you can see inside the windows a bit.
Probably not worthy of more than a few minutes of your time, but it’s free and close to some other interesting attractions like a church with chimes ( on our visit, the church clock was 10 minutes fast!) and a quirky hill with cobbled steps. The crankhouse coffee shop is just on the hill behind the house that moved. You can watch the coffee being roasted as you enjoy a brew and is also worthy of a visit.
From here, you are a short walk into the city centre and the shops, and a leisurely stroll towards the quay with a plethora of antiques, curiosity shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Oh, and a gazillion seagulls!
Written August 26, 2021
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Pigeon Whisperer
19 contributions
Solo
Wow. Well what can I say. I didn’t expect much movement but boy was I shocked. A few times I felt I was going to fall over because the house was moving so much! Within a minute the house must have moved about five whole meters! Would have given five stars but wasn’t advised about the motion sickness involved in the ride. Would recommend fast track to skip the queues! Be aware the height restriction is 5ft minimum! 4/5 would visit again!
Written May 14, 2019
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Mags L
Exeter, UK205 contributions
Couples
The house currently houses a wedding bridal shop but it is amazing to look at this medieval building and to read the information supplied outside. The House that moved is opposite the astronomical clock ...visit near the hour to see the movement of the statues.One of the best remaining cobbled streets with jettied houses is also opposite the House that Moved . You can spend a lovely historical half hour in this area of Exeter.
Written July 26, 2018
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Ada B
London, UK165 contributions
Friends
The building itself is a bridal shop, but it is an interesting story and the building is quirky. If looking for something similar, there is a Tudor house near the Holiday inn too.
Written September 9, 2020
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nathan c
Ashby de la Zouch, UK262 contributions
I was in the town so i thought I would have a walk down to see this house. It took about 8-10min to walk to from the center of the town. It’s worth a look if you are into quirky stuff.
Written June 25, 2019
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David D
Devon, UK16,655 contributions
Couples
Tuesday 1st May we were in Exeter and we visited this historic house, a few days earlier it was featured on a BBC television programme, Flog It, we were intrigued so decided to visit when next in Exeter.

It is situated in Edmund Street and is beside the remains of the City's West Gate and across the road from the small red sandstone Church of St Mary of the Steps and Stepcote Hill with its many steps.

It is a 3 storey building with each floor sticking out over the one below it. The house was moved in 1961 to its current position to save it from demolition during the road expansion.

Currently in the ground floor is a bridal shop.

It is only a short walk from the Town centre, but worth the effort to see and the other places of interest near by.
Written May 2, 2018
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es-travler
Oviedo, Spain2,737 contributions
Solo
Old tudor building now right next to the old city wall and one of the gates after it was moved in 1961 to save it from demolition.
Written March 20, 2017
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andyonekanobie
Elgin, UK483 contributions
Couples
Enjoyed walking around this area. Shame there is scaffolding around the house. There is a church nearby and a quirky street beside the church with cobbled steps.
Written August 23, 2021
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C John P
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A survival of prewar and medieval Exeter before German Bombers destroyed the ancient city .An irony since the patron saint of Germany came from nearby
Written September 21, 2020
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Philip Williams
Reading, UK189 contributions
Family
A curious building that has clearly suffered subsidence. Clearly very old. Seems to be a functioning bridal shop at the moment. There is no signage, so no idea of the history. Worth a look on the way past.
Written July 14, 2019
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