Visit Plymouth

The Hoe

Take a stroll on The Hoe, one of the most impressive city parks in England. It is here that apparently Sir Francis Drake was playing bowls when he was informed of the approaching Spanish Armada! Enjoy wonderful views over Plymouth Sound and climb the 93 steps to the top of the red and white striped Smeaton’s Tower…the former lighthouse that was previously on Eddystone Rock.

The Barbican

The Barbican is the historic heart of Plymouth, boasting many listed buildings and little gems to be discovered such as the Elizabethan Gardens on New Street. Visit the Mayflower steps from where the Pilgrims left to sail to America in 1620-landing in what is now New Plymouth in Massachusetts (it is believed that 20 million Americans today believe they are descended from those travellers).
Visit the home of one of Plymouth’s best loved and famous exports, Plymouth Gin! Brewed at the Black Friars Distillery on the Barbican since 1793, there are tours on offer and gin tasting of course.

The Royal William Yard

The Royal William Yard is a historic former victualling yard for the Royal Navy and is now the home of artists offering creative workshops and exhibitions all year round. Many restaurants and wine bars surround the marina from where you can jump aboard the ferry that will take you to the Barbican.

Dartmoor

Dartmoor National Park is just a few miles away from Plymouth. A living breathing working landscape of 386 square miles. Explore on foot, bike or horseback and enjoy the extraordinary, flora, fauna and wildlife including the famous Dartmoor ponies!