Exeter Ship Canal

Canal in Exeter

The Canal Basin At Exeter
CC BY-SA 2.0 / Bill Boaden

The Exeter Ship Canal, also known as the Exeter Canal is a canal leading from (and beside) the River Exe to Exeter Quay in the city of Exeter, Devon, England. It was first constructed in the 1560s predating the “canal mania” period and is one of the oldest artificial waterways in the UK. It was built in the so that vessels could reach Exeter as previously the canal cargoes had to be unloaded at Topsham.

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Visiting Exeter Ship Canal

Duration: 20 minutes

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