Exmouth is a seaport and resort town at the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe, in Devon, England. It has a population of 33,000 people (2012 estimate).
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A La Ronde, Exmouth
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More on ExmouthExmouth is believed to have been inhabited as early as the 5th century, based on the discovery of Byzantine coins in the area. The town itself dates back to two parishes, Littleham and Withycombe Raleign, both established in pre-Saxon times. Traces of human settlement has also been found dating to the 11th century when the place was known as Lydwicnaesse.
In the early days, Exmouth enjoyed only limited port activity, in part due to the shallow waters on the approach to its quay, and also due to proximity to Exeter, which controlled all estuary traffic. As such the town that we know today did not actually come about until the 18th century when it developed as one of the first and oldest holiday resort in Devon. At that time, only the well-to-do could afford to vacation in Exmouth. This changed when the railway line was built, allowing more people to visit the town.
Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Clock Tower, at the Explanade, Exmouth
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Today Exmouth is a breezy resort town with a waterfront area. There are a number of water sports available including jet-skiing and windsurfing. The town itself has numerous buildings from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods.
Visiting ExmouthFrom Manchester, take the M5 motorway until Exit 30, then continue south on the A376 road until you arrive in Exmouth.
Exmouth Lifeboat Station
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Places of Interest in Exmouth
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