Plymouth

A regenerated waterfront and independent shopping scene add a modern edge to this historic port city.

Plymouth, Devon, England © VisitEngland/Visit Plymouth/Andy Fox

PLYMOUTH - AT A GLANCE

  • The city’s most famous landmark, The Mayflower Steps marks the point where the Pilgrim Fathers are thought to have set sail for North America in 1620.
  • Enjoy the splendid views of the bay from the grassy headland of Hoe Promenade or the blue waters of the beautifully restored Tinside swimming pool.
  • 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.

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