The Port of Plymouth
The Port of Plymouth is known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City,’ for its rich maritime history. If you are a big fan of everything nautical, Plymouth is for you. Places to visit include Plymouth Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower, Sir Francis Drakes ‘Game of Bowls Statue,’ Sutton Harbour which is the home of the National Marine Aquarium and the world-famous Plymouth Gin Distillery, the Barbican which burst an array of specialist shops, restaurants & cafes and the Royal William Yard.
There is always a lot going on in Plymouth so clear the diary! The city is a host for many events such as the British Art Show, America’s Cup World Series, The Armed Forces Day National Event, Barbican Jazz & Blues Festival, the British Fireworks Championships and the Marine City Festival.
If you fancy a little retail theory, Plymouth also ticks this box, it has the largest shopping-center outside of Bristol, "Drakes Circus."
Plymouth Hoe is the natural heart of Plymouth with breathtaking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world.
Located inside one of the UK’s most historic ports, The Marina at Sutton Harbour in Plymouth is an awarded 5 Gold Anchor Marina with 420 berths.
Royal William Yardroyalwilliamyard.com
Royal William Yard is one of the best places to work, rest and play in the South West. Featuring restaurants, bars, galleries, shops and unique live events.
A centrepiece on Plymouth’s Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower has become one of the South West’s most well-known landmarks.
Overlooking the sea in Plymouth harbour, Tinside Lido is consistently voted in the top 10 of Europe's outdoor pools. Built in 1935, the lido is archetypal of the then popular art-deco style and is Grade II listed. Open only during the summer months, this beautiful salt water swimming pool is perfect for everyone.
Sir Francis Drakevisitplymouth.co.uk/explore/sir-francis-drake
Sir Francis Drake's Story Sir Francis Drake was born in Tavistock, Devon in around 1540 and went to sea at an early age. In 1567, Drake made one of the first English...
Discover the gins that that we’ve been crafting for 200 years, that have travelled the globe and made their mark on gin history.
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The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West.
Crownhill Fort is the best preserved of Plymouth’s Victorian Defences. Owned and managed by The Landmark Trust since 1987.
National Marine Aquariumnational-aquarium.co.uk
National Marine Aquarium Plymouth, Devon - the UKs Biggest Aquarium - Visit This Leading Devon Attraction and Be Amazed by Our Fascinating Underwater World
Plymouth Barbican Waterfront Website - Showcasing the Plymouth Barbican's Attractions, Shops, Restaurants, Pubs and top events.
Drake Circus, the leading Plymouth shopping destination with over 60 shops, restaurants and cafes. Car parking, regular opening times, late night shopping.
The National Trust's Saltram, Devon, is a magnificent Georgian mansion and tranquil garden overlooking the River Plym.