Exeter has its origins before the Romans came, however, they are responsible for the main city walls that survive in sections today. The Roman ditch became known as the Town Ditch in later centuries. The walls measured approx. 2.35 km in length and included towers and gates.
During the Saxon Period the walls were improved and repaired a number of times.
There are only a few sections of the walls remaining which measure up to 2.5 m high. Following is a very short description of the city gates;
The town has a valuable and colourful history, and its walls are amazing, standing to the height they do today – a testament to the builders of the past.