Visit Plymouth

  • Smeatons Tower
  • Barbican Image web
  • Yacht in the Sound credit Jason Kiely web

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.


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Steve The Cobbler

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White Space

White Space Art is the longest established gallery on the Fore Street in the historic market town of Totnes . It exhibits fine art by renowned local and national artists, such as Sarah Bowman and Breon O’Casey. A small, but beautifully formed gallery, White Space exhibits an excellent selection of paintings, prints, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics. Mostly southwest artists, but not exclusively. White Space Art also exhibits at several art fairs.
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