Fore Street Shopping

Fore Street Shopping Set on the hill in the old West Quarter, Fore Street is a place for the eccentric shopper!

This is the direct route into the city centre from the west side of the river Exe. The street elevates from the Exe Bridges roundabout through New Bridge Street and up into Fore Street. A look back at the top will offer a far reaching view to the moors beyond the Exe valley.

Access to the city from the west originally came across the old stone bridge. Remains of this medieval bridge still stand today in a dry position away from the Exe. The route then continued through West Gate, went up Stepcote Hill, on to Smythen Street and then High Street.

Fore Street

The area today boasts numerous speciality and alternative shops, many of them independents, hidden away within little arcades along the route. There are also several smaller streets that lead off from Fore Street. Towards the halfway point of the hill, forming a crossroads, Bartholomew Street and West Street can be found. Bartholomew Street is home to one of the Exeter cinemas along with a couple of independent shops, whilst the historic West Street is home to some magnificent period buildings including the 'The House That Moved' now occupied by a bridal boutique.

Shops in Fore Street

Shops include:
McCoys Arcade, Fantasy World fancy dress, Thomas Moore, and The Kit Shop
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Restaurants & Refreshments

Whether you like kebabs, burgers or Australian food, there's plenty to choose from within Fore Street including: Ganges, and Jasmine Thai Restaurant.
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Places to See

Places to see in Fore Street and nearby include:

  • The House that Moved
  • Tuckers Hall
  • St Nicholas Priory


Car parking close by at:
Mary Arches Street Car Park, Market Street Car Park


Nearby accommodation:
Southgate Hotel in Southernhay
City Gate Hotel in North Street (Iron Bridge)
Nearest available accommodation to Fore Street

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