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Dropping off at Exeter’s South Street. It’s a convenient and central location for passengers, but not for coach drivers who smoke on their vehicles. ALAN PAYLING

Alan Payling outlines what facilities will be available for coach parties visiting Exeter when the bus station closes and offers a few other helpful suggestions to make life easy and to stay out of trouble

Exeter is a popular destination for those visiting Torquay and Paignton. Either as a stop off on the way down or on the way back home, or as a day excursion while in resort, it offers a mix of the historic and the modern. The historic is to be found in many places in the city, particularly in Cathedral Green. This is the part of Exeter the Luftwaffe missed and which survived intact until fire swept through the Royal Clarence Hotel recently. The cathedral and the surrounding green is a historic, tranquil traffic-free haven in the middle of the hustle and bustle of this regional centre. For the shopper, the compact modern centre has two big attractions: a Marks & Spencer spread over three floors and a John Lewis towering over the city centre offering five floors of retail delights.[…]

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