Plymouth tourist information

Plymouth, a large city, on estuary of Plym and Tamar, with a real history of naval involvement.

The dockyards support Royal Naval vessels and there's always a ship in town!.

Badly bombed in WWII, the city has a new modern shopping centre replacing the previous one, and now the old buildings near the docks are restored with apartments, art galleries and cafes.

Well worth a visit if you are on holiday or a weekend shopping break.

A University city with theatre and cinemas as well as lots to do and see.

Visit the shops at the Barbican, the Pilgrim Fathers left here for the New World in the Mayflower. Now the whole Barbican area, with it's narrow streets and passages, has been re-developed with shops, art galleries, and cafes.

Don't miss the famous statue of Sir Francis Drake on Plymouth Hoe, overlooks Plymouth Sound and Drakes Island.

Seamton's Tower shares the site, it's base is old Eddystone Lighthouse which was rebuilt in 1881.

There are bridge and ferry crossings into Cornwall over the Tamar, Brunel railway bridge, the Royal Albert Bridge, completed 1859, and a modern road bridge.

It's worth taking the ferry across to Torpoint, as off the A374 is Antony House, National Trust, an 18th century house with extensive grounds.

Nearby towns are commuter land. Plymouth has a main line station.and airport.

Days Out around Plymouth.

Lots to see and do, go across into Cornwall, visit the coastal area of the South Hams taking in Bigbury and Salcombe, or visit Dartmoor.

Towns Near Plymouth To Visit - straight line distance:

Torpoint (1.82 miles) Saltash (2.73 miles) Cawsand (4.31 miles) Plympton (4.61 miles)
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Copthorne Hotel Plymouth
Armada Way Plymouth PL1 1AR
The Copthorne Hotel Plymouth is a 4-star, city-centre hotel with views of Armada Way towards the famous Hoe and Barbican. It is 5 minutes’ walk from Drake Circus and Armada shopping centres. Rooms are modern in style and decorated in warm colours.
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Holiday Inn Plymouth
Armada Way Plymouth PL1 2HJ
Overlooking Plymouth Hoe's greenery and the coastline, the Holiday Inn Plymouth is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Plymouth city centre. Panoramic views across the Plymouth Sound bay feature in the 11th-floor dining room.
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The New Continental
Millbay Road Plymouth PL1 3LD
Plymouth’s largest independent hotel, The New Continental is ideally located in the heart of the city. It offers an on-site leisure complex and a brasserie restaurant.
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8 Elliot Street, The Hoe Plymouth PL1 2PP
The family-run Riviera is located on Plymouth Hoe and offers efficiency, convenience and a homely atmosphere. The non-smoking establishment is arranged over 3 floors, with one elegant internal staircase leading to all bedrooms.
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Edgcumbe Guest House
50 Pier Street Plymouth PL1 3BT
Just 50 metres from Plymouth Hoe and seafront, the Edgcumbe Guest House offers traditional bed and breakfast accommodation with en suite rooms and a cooked breakfast. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are available.
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Sydney Guest House
181 North Road West Plymouth PL1 5DE
In the centre of Plymouth, Sydney Guest House is a Victorian house with free Wi-Fi and continental breakfasts. Drakes Circus shopping centre is a 5-minute walk away.
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Relax @ Durnford
Plymouth PL1 3QP
Situated in a delightful terraced Victorian townhouse within the Stonehouse area of Plymouth is the excellent Relax @ Durnford apartment The apartment is on the second floor and sleeps three. Sleeps up to 3 in 1 bedrooms. Price Guide: 170.00-395.
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Escape @ Royal William Yard
Plymouth PL1 3RP
Escape @ Royal William Yard which is in the bustling city of Plymouth is a beautiful, first floor apartment with a lift within the stunning Royal William Yard complex, which was once the Navy's Victualling Yard, but has been wonderfully restored. Sleeps up to 3 in 1 bedrooms. Pets allowed. Price Guide: 170.00-395.
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Plympton St Maurice near Plymouth PL7 1LN
2 Grange Cottages is a terraced cottage in the village of Plympton St Maurice on the outskirts of Plymouth. The cottage sleeps two people in one double bedroom (up 2 steep flights of stairs), a bathroom, a fitted kitchen and a sitting room. Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Changeover Day: Fri Price Guide: £230 - £499 a week.
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Hide AttractionsTourist Attractions in Plymouth to Visit


Black Friars Distillery They make Plymouth Gin, so tour the distillery !


Crownhill Fort A restored fort to explore.

Historic HousesHistoric Houses

Merchant's House A 16th-17th century town house residence.

Elizabethan House A timbered framed house to visit.


Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery Artefacts and Art.


National Maritime Aquarium Walk among the fish.

OutdoorsOut & About

Royal Citadel A 17th century fortress.

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