Plymouth Things to Do

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Most Viewed Things to Do in Plymouth

  • 1. The Hoe

    UPDATE 2015 - The Wheel is no longer here, it's been moved to Budapest! London may have its "Eye" but here in proletarian Plymouth they call a spade a spade and so Plymouth has its "Wheel". This...

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  • 2. Days Out

    Whitsand Bay! Take the torpoint ferry. Head towards Edgecumbe, and then look for signs stating Whitsand Bay. Quite good surf. Often messy in autumn, winter and spring months. Best surf is near...

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  • 3. Royal Citadel

    The Royal Citadel was originally designed by Sir Bernard de Gomme in the 17th Century. The building of the Citadel was ordered by King Charles II who was concerned about a Dutch invasion and internal...

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  • 4. Barbican

    If I was a first time visitor to Plymouth I would have to admit that The Hoe should be my first port of call, just for the views alone, but a very close second would have to be The Barbican. If you...

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  • 5. National Marine Aquarium

    The National Marine Aquarium here in Plymouth's Barbican claims to be "One of Devon's Finest Attractions" and it certainly is impressive. The living exhibits cover all aspects of sea life from...

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  • 6. Smeaton's Tower

    This former lighthouse was the third, of four, built to warn shipping of the treacherous Eddystone Reef which is located in the English Channel about 14 miles southwest of Plymouth. Before...

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  • 7. HM Naval Base

    Royal William Yard was part of the former Royal Naval victualling buildings which were built between 1825 and 1831. The buildings were of military importance in the country and has amazing views...

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  • 8. Walking

    There are three areas involved in this walk: - Plymouth Hoe, or the Hoe, which is an open public space - a lawn overlooking the water - The Royal Citadel - Barbican, which is an old quaint...

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  • 9. Elizabethan House and Gardens

    These gardens are recreated to how an authentic Elizabethan garden would have looked like. This walled garden is behind the Tudor Rose Tea Room in the Barbican Village. It's nice to take time out to...

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  • 10. Plymouth Gin Distillery

    When the horizontal rain is being driven by the wind through the streets and alleys of the Barbican there's plenty of welcoming pubs to seek refuge in. However if you fancy a warming drink combined...

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  • 11. Saint Andrew's Church

    There has been a church on this site since the 8th Century. This church was enlarged and a tower was added during the 14th-15th Century. St Andrew's was assessed for worship by well known figures...

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  • 12. Tourist Information Centre

    This exhibition is worth visiting where one can learn about the Sutton Harbour, a working harbour in the Barbican Maritime Village, both past and present. There is a short film presentation as well as...

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  • 13. Sir Francis Drake

    The Sir Francis Drake Statue is mounted on top of a plinth some 5m tall overlooking Plymouth Sound and Drake's Island. This statue is in fact a bronze replica with the original being erected at...

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  • 14. Boat and Fishing Trips

    The Barbican in Plymouth is the departure point for the many boat trips, that take tourists around the Naval Dockyards on the river Tamar, or around the famous Plymouth Sound to secluded coves and...

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  • 15. The Dome

    Plymouth Dome is where you can find out about the great sea farers that sailed from Plymouth. From Captain Cook's adventures in the South Seas and Sir Francis Drakes expedition on the 'Golden Hind'....

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  • 16. City Museum and Art Gallery

    I paid a visit to Plymouth's City Museum & Art Gallery. I didn't have much time to look around so I was selective what I saw. I particularly enjoyed From Plymouth to Pole: Scott, Science and the Men...

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  • 17. Mayflower Steps

    Many ships carrying settlers and explorers have left Plymouth’s Barbican over the years, but The Pilgrim Fathers’ journey on the Mayflower in 1620 resonates with the city more than any other. There’s...

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  • 18. Robert Lenkiewicz

    If a single person in modern times could be selected as representative of Plymouth as a city then I would suggest Robert Lenkiewicz for the role. Plymouth for me is “The Proletarian City” and...

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  • 19. Sutton Harbour and Marina

    Sutton Harbour is situated opposite the Barbican Maritime Village. The Harbour has been used over the centuries for trade and emigration activity and a marina for sailors especially between the 17th...

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  • 20. Guildhall

    The Prince of Wales (who became Edward VII) opened this builidng in 1874 and was renowned for its interior especially the stained glass windows which illustrated Plymouth's maritime history. Sadly,...

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  • 21. Armada Way Big Screen

    Then come to Plymouth!! At the bottom end of Armada Way, where it meets Royal Parade, the Plymouth City Centre Management Company, in conjunction with the BBC and the local council, have erected a...

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  • 22. Drake's Island

    Drake's Island is a samll island in the Plymouth Sound, just in front of the Hoe. it has long been used as afortification to defend the port of Plymouth. Known in medieval times as St Nicholas' Island...

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  • 23. Derry's Clock

    Derry's Clock stood in the city centre since 1862. It used to stand in the centre of town but now is adjacent to Plymouth's Theatre Royal. The clock tower and a bank nearby were the buildings that...

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  • 24. Christmas Market

    There always seems to be something happening in the city's pedestrianised Armada Way and so it's no surprise that they host one of the most varied Christmas celebrations in the West Country. From the...

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  • 25. Tinside Lido

    This pool was built in 1935 during the depression to be used by the city of Plymouth. It once lost its popularity and was closed in 1992. The public decided to renovate it in 1998 at the cost of 3.4...

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