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.
Towns Near Plymouth To Visit - straight line distance:Torpoint (1.82 miles) Saltash (2.73 miles) Cawsand (4.31 miles) Plympton (4.61 miles)
Black Friars Distillery They make Plymouth Gin, so tour the distillery !
Crownhill Fort A restored fort to explore.
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.
Royal Citadel A 17th century fortress.