Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 est.). The city is on the River Exe about 36 miles (58 km) northeast of Plymouth and 65 miles (105 km) southwest of Bristol.
This central position, within South West England, makes it the perfect locality for a Charis Bible College in this region. The main cities of the region can all be reached within 2 hours (traffic permitting of course!).
Exeter benefits from a variety of good transport links. The road network include the M5 motorway linking the South West to other major cities, with the M4 motorway to London and South Wales and the M6 motorway to Birmingham and the north of England. An alternative route to London is via the A30, A303 and M3 motorway. Also, the A38 connects Exeter with Plymouth and south east Cornwall, as well as the A30 to north and west Cornwall. The main route into North Devon can be accessed via the M5 motorway and the A361.
The city centre High Street serves as the main hub for local buses, with national and local bus operators providing services from the city’s bus station.
One of the 2 mainline railway routes link Exeter to London Paddington and Waterloo stations, with another route linking Exeter with Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Aberdeen and all stops in between. Cross Country services also link Exeter with Plymouth and Cornwall and local towns.
Exeter International airport provides access from many regional and international flights. Local bus routes provide easy access into the city centre.
The South West England region is one of nine official regions of England. It is the largest in area, covering 9,200 square miles (23,800 km2) with the counties of Gloucestershire, Avon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, as well as the Isles of Scilly. As at the 2011 census, 5 million people lived in South West England.