Visit Plymouth


Overview

Located in one of the most beautiful locations imaginable, Plymouth is sandwiched between the incredible South West coastline and the wild beauty of Dartmoor National Park. There’s something for every traveller to experience in this historic city, however long you have to stay around.

There’s everything you’d expect to find in a cool, cultural city with great shopping, arts and entertainment. But there’s also hundreds of years of history to uncover, from Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada to the Mayflower sailing in 1620, to a city rebuilt following the Blitz during World War II.

Visit the Barbican and Sutton Harbour for quaint cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour and a wealth of independent shops and restaurants. It’s here you’ll also find the National Marine Aquarium – the UK’s largest with more than 4,000 animals and the perfect place to while away a rainy day.

History fans should stop by the Mayflower Steps and nearby Mayflower Museum to learn all about the departure of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower ship, who sailed from the UK to the US in 1620 in search of religious freedom. And don’t forget the upcoming 400th anniversary commemorations of this in 2020 – you’re definitely going to want to be a part of it.

A short walk from this historic heart of the city is Plymouth Hoe – to describe it as a park doesn’t do it justice. It’s a broad vista that overlooks the beautiful Plymouth Sound and is home to many events throughout the year. It’s also one of the most popular places to stroll or sunbathe.

The Hoe is home to the striking red-and-white striped former lighthouse, Smeaton’s Tower, the art-deco, open-air swimming pool Tinside Lido and a number of statues and memorials.
Rain or shine, Britain’s Ocean City is home to breath-taking views, plenty to see and do and lots of fresh, sea air. Explore the waterfront, shop ‘til you drop or experience world-class events. There’s nowhere quite like it – let us show you around – visit www.visitplymouth.co.uk to find out more.


Location


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Town Market

The independent shops and markets in Totnes are pivotal to the town and have a reputation as some of the best and most unusual in Devon. The general market takes place on Friday and Saturday throughout the year and is held on the Civic Square, just off High Street in the centre of the town. Here you can buy anything from vintage boxes to fresh fish from a fishmonger. Every fourth Friday of the month there is a new indoor market at the Civic Hall, Totnes with a collection of interesting and exciting stalls selling a variety of handmade products. Shelter from the elements and find delicious food to take away, arts & crafts, special gifts and much more. Open to visitors from 9 am – 4 pm. One of the best places to try the delicious delights of what Totnes and the surrounding area has to offer is at the Totnes Good Food Sunday Market. Held on the 3rd Sunday of each month throughout the year, this award winning market has a reputation for offering a wide range of quality produce from dozens of local producers. Whether you’re looking for a tasty souvenir to take home or a unique gift, there’s plenty to keep your taste buds happy. There is no better place to talk food, taste food and buy food

Steve Robinson Glass

Winner of the Gold Prize for Glass in the ‘craft&design’ magazine awards, Steve Robinson is an established fused glass artist and designer whose work is instantly recognisable and collected world-wide. A pioneer in the use of glass enamels, Steve has developed specialist techniques to create pieces bursting with texture and colour. He is particularly well known for his unique glass splashbacks, made to measure. Browse in Steve’s vibrant Gallery which displays a collection of his latest pieces, from bowls and small collectable and gift pieces through to wall hangings and larger-scale features. Seascapes and coastal colours inspire much of Steve’s unique work. Commissions are also undertaken. Opening times are Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm all year round. Learn the wonderful art of glass fusing. Take home a unique souvenir to remember your visit by. Award winning artist, Steve Robinson, shares his tricks of the trade in a workshop designed for all abilities – no experience required. Evening taster classes and full day workshops. Expert tuition and all materials provided. Book online or by phone in advance. Workshops are held in Steve’s spacious and fully equipped Studio in Ashprington, just a few minutes from Totnes.

Ben’s Farm Shop

Originally conceived over 35 years ago, when Ben himself sold his homemade sausages at Totnes Market, Ben’s Farm Shops focus on providing ‘good food from good farming’. In practical terms, that means that the produce we sell in our shops and the food we serve in our cafés is sourced directly from the producers/growers, is as local as possible, often organic and always just plain delicious. We stock a range of store cupboard essentials, meat from our butchery, a selection of fruit and veg, dairy products, wines, beers and much more. What better excuse do you need to step away from the supermarket trolley and shop local! Ben’s Farm Shop, 38 High Street, Totnes TQ95RY 01803 863959 Ben’s Farm Shop & Café, Staverton, Totnes TQ9 6AF 01803 762851 Ben’s Wine & Tapas, 50 High Street, Totnes TQ9 5SQ 01803 840853