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Haldon Belvedere Roof

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The view from the roof of the Haldon Belvedere Tower is stunning. You can clearly see Exeter, Exmouth, Dartmoor, and even Torquay (the Haldon Estate once stretched this far).

This is a wonderful place to have wedding photographs taken with the detail of the towers and the distant views.

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A: Haldon Belvedere Interior

di Tom Hurley, meno di 10 metri di distanza

The interior of the Haldon Belvedere is as glorious as its exterior. Seen here, the first floor room ...

Haldon Belvedere Interior

B: Haldon Belvedere Grounds

di Tom Hurley, 10 metri di distanza

Built in 1785 on the Haldon Estate outside of Exeter, the Belvedere Tower commemorates General String...

Haldon Belvedere Grounds

C: Double Locks Exeter

di Tom Hurley, 6.9 km di distanza

Double Locks has to be Exeter's most famous pub. Located on the canal towpath a couple of miles out o...

Double Locks Exeter

D: Double Locks Deck Exeter

di Tom Hurley, 6.9 km di distanza

Double Locks has to be Exeter's most famous pub. Located on the canal towpath a couple of miles out o...

Double Locks Deck Exeter

E: Trews Weir Exeter

di Tom Hurley, 7.3 km di distanza

The bridge over Trews Weir dates back to 1935 and was constructed to provide a link between the Wille...

Trews Weir Exeter

F: Canal Entrance Exeter

di Tom Hurley, 7.3 km di distanza

Just downstream of Exeter Quay is the entrance to the canal, and also the new home to a 1920s design ...

Canal Entrance Exeter

G: Exeter Canal Entrance

di Tom Hurley, 7.3 km di distanza

Just downstream of Exeter Quay is the entrance to the canal, and also the new home to a 1920s design ...

Exeter Canal Entrance

H: Cricklepit Bridge Exeter

di Tom Hurley, 7.3 km di distanza

Cricklepit Bridge, opened in 1988, provides a permanent crossing between the two halves of Exeter's q...

Cricklepit Bridge Exeter

I: Pedestrian Bridge

di Markus Matern, 7.3 km di distanza

Pedestrian Bridge

J: The House That Moved in Exeter

di Tom Hurley, 7.4 km di distanza

The House That Moved is a favourite on the tourist trail in Exeter. Originally built in the early 150...

The House That Moved in Exeter

Questo panorama è stato scattato in England, Europe

Questa è una vista generale di Europe

Europe is generally agreed to be the birthplace of western culture, including such legendary innovations as the democratic nation-state, football and tomato sauce.

The word Europe comes from the Greek goddess Europa, who was kidnapped by Zeus and plunked down on the island of Crete. Europa gradually changed from referring to mainland Greece until it extended finally to include Norway and Russia.

Don't be confused that Europe is called a continent without looking like an island, the way the other continents do. It's okay. The Ural mountains have steadily been there to divide Europe from Asia for the last 250 million years. Russia technically inhabits "Eurasia".

Europe is presently uniting into one political and economic zone with a common currency called the Euro. The European Union originated in 1993 and is now composed of 27 member states. Its headquarters is in Brussels, Belgium.

Do not confuse the EU with the Council of Europe, which has 47 member states and dates to 1949. These two bodies share the same flag, national anthem, and mission of integrating Europe. The headquarters of the Council are located in Strasbourg, France, and it is most famous for its European Court of Human Rights.

In spite of these two bodies, there is still no single Constitution or set of laws applying to all the countries of Europe. Debate rages over the role of the EU in regards to national sovereignty. As of January 2009, the Lisbon Treaty is the closest thing to a European Constitution, yet it has not been approved by all the EU states. 

Text by Steve Smith.

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