A regenerated waterfront and independent shopping scene add a modern edge to this historic port city.
PLYMOUTH - AT A GLANCE
- The city’s most famous landmark, The Mayflower Steps commemorates the sailing of the ship and the Mayflower Pilgrims from Plymouth in 1620.
- Enjoy the splendid views of Plymouth Sound from the grassy headland of The Hoe or climb 94 steps to the top of Smeaton’s Tower. In the summer, relax in the blue waters of the beautifully restored Tinside Lido.
- Make sure you sample some of Plymouth’s famous gin at the Black Friars Distillery.
- Ramble around the Barbican’s maze of cobbled streets – the historic waterfront area is packed with art galleries, restaurants and buzzing bars.
- Did you know? The city puts on the annual Plymouth Pirate Weekend in May. Sign the kids up for swashbuckling pirate school whilst you kick back and listen to some local sea shanties.
- VisitPlymouth has the latest on all the city’s happenings.
- You can get to Plymouth from London by train in around 3 hours and 15 minutes.