Visit Exeter This is what makes Exeter so different from any other city in the region.
Away from the busy High Street you'll find a wealth of chic independent stores that you can't find anywhere else.
Exeter Memories Catherine Street runs from the corner of Cathedral Close, by St Martin's Church to Bedford Street. Before 1942, it ran parallel to the High Street as far as Bampfylde Street. It was one of those thoroughfares that was laid out during the time of King Alfred in the 9th-century. Prior to 1942, it was a narrow congested street full of pubs, shops and small businesses.