Mountbatten ferry is great way to get in to the city, I regularly use it. Parking on Mounbatten itself is free & unlimited time.
The ferry only takes a few minutes to get from one side to the other & saves you having to drive in to the city where it can be the norm to struggle to find a parking space in one of the citys ever decreasing carparks.
The price is only 1 pound each way & 50 pence for children over 5, the service seems pretty continuous the longest I have had to wait is 10 minutes. The ferry drops you off at the Barbican area if Plymouth. From here it is only a 5 -10 minute walk in to the main shopping area itself.
If you are interested in a river or coastal cruise check out their website. Although I have not used them for this.
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If going to Lands End don't...
If going to Lands End don't take the car they are charging £5.00 to park it, park further out and get on the bus good fun.
Why not take a bost trip out to see the seals or a fishing trip from nearly all the harbours,like Padstow , Newquay, Falmouth, St. Ives etc.
Visitors leaving Plymouth ...
Visitors leaving Plymouth and heading into Cornwall via the A38 road will be pleased to know that the roadworks due to the widening of the road bridge over the River Tamar, have now been completed. The work was completed slightly behind schedule, at a cost of some 38 million pounds. The two new cantilever traffic lanes are open, and the main bridge decking has been replaced with steel in place of the original concrete - a massive task!
But be aware that shortly the Saltash Tunnel, just over the bridge on the Cornwall side, is to be closed for major repairs that could take two years! This will cause massive disruption to traffic both entering and leaving Cornwall via the Tamar Bridge.
We travelled to Poole by car. ...
We travelled to Poole by car. From Wellingborough (where I live) it took 3.5 hours. My car (pictured) can hold a remarkable amount of luggage. We fitted in the back 1 small suitcase, 1 holdall, 7 carrier bags of things and a brand new stereo (bought whilst there). The nearest airport to Poole is Bournemouth but this is not a popular airport for the airlines as it is only small. You can also get to Poole by ferry from St. Malo in France or from the Channel Islands.
The best way to get around Poole is by car. The town is quite small but to big to walk. There are regular buses around Poole and to the surrounding areas.
I ARRIVED BY TRAIN AND RENTED CAR HERE RATHER THAN LONDON
LONDON TRAFFIC IS NOT MY STYLE ,WEST COUNTRY IS A DELIGHT TO DRIVE IN
Keep on walking.
It is the best way to walk around to see all the nice places of Plymouth and visit all the shops. But when you get tired, just sit down for a little while and look at all the people and things.
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