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Pretty City Centre Gardens - Shame about the dog mess!

Walking around Exeter's old city wall, we passed through Northernhay Gardens, just behind the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Swindon, United Kingdom
winter walk

probably a good spot in the spring and summer not so in winter but still worth a look right next to... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2019
Peter D
Redcar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around Exeter's old city wall, we passed through Northernhay Gardens, just behind the castle. Very pretty city gardens - nice even on a cold spring morning. Lots of space for the kids to run around. Though its a shame about the dog mess left...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

We went to the gardens for two reasons one to eat lunch and another on a guided walk. The garden in part of a extinct volcano. The guide gave us an interesting walk which this part of exeter included. Just up the road is The...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2019

probably a good spot in the spring and summer not so in winter but still worth a look right next to central station

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Peter D
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Whenever i visit these garedens they always look beauiful there are also organised walks arounfd the city wall run by volunteers which are really well informed and intersesting. the down side is that in some corners of the park there is some anti-social behaviour.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DulvertonvVisitor
Reviewed February 25, 2019

We're not bid city lovers but the kids like coming in to Exeter from time to time during the holidays - but like most cities there aren't that many places in Exeter to take a moment to relax (especially with 2 busy boys). Quite often...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 6, 2019

Great open space, ideal, peaceful place for taking your packed lunch or a picnic with the kids. Apart from gardens, there is a programme of exhibitions, open air cinema and food fairs throughout summer months. Access from park to library, which has a good real...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Chrissie E
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Although it's a winters day my son and i took a walk through the Northernhay Gardens. There is so much to see and enjoy even in winter. There are several monuments and statues to look at and i particularly like coming here for summer picnics.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Passp0rtAlwaysReady
Reviewed December 7, 2018

Pleasant enough short walk through the grounds, but I guess this might be a lot prettier in the spring/summer when the flowers are in bloom.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank S K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Tom B
Reviewed November 5, 2018

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 6, 2016|
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Response from Fishydiner | Reviewed this property |
One site says 7, another 9!
July 2, 2016|
Response from Jannerbloke |
Several places a very short walk eg behind John Lewis or the Guildhall centre.
Julie J
July 1, 2016|
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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.