Whether it’s eating freshly caught seafood in a waterfront restaurant or enjoying the sunshine on the Hoe, each area of Plymouth has lots to offer visitors. Visit The Box a brand new gallery and museum.
Plymouth - Britains Ocean City is the perfect base to explore the breath-taking beauty of the south west. Whether its eating freshly caught seafood in one of the waterfront restaurants on the Barbican, enjoying the sunshine on the Hoe or taking a behind the scenes tour of Devonport Dockyard, each area of Plymouth has something special and unique to offer visitors. Don't miss a trip to The Box while you're here. It's the city's newest museum and art gallery and has lots for the whole family to enjoy, including a full-size woolly mammoth replica!
To see why Plymouth is so proud of its waterfront and discover Plymouths marine heritage, take a trip to Sutton Harbour and the Barbican, or Royal William Yard all of which can be reached by ferries and water taxis as well as by bus and on foot.
Plymouth City Centre
Is the heart of the citys shopping and the place to go if youre looking for retail therapy. Browse big name brands in Drake Circus and on either side of Drake Circus, youll find the pedestrianised city centre with high street stores alongside hundreds of great independents. Stroll down to Plymouth Market to find some amazing unique stalls and incredible artisan food and drink.
Just outside of the city centre, Ebrington Street offers a quirky street of independent stores, with a social enterprise pub, the Bread and Roses and some great coffee shops.
The citys wide tree-lined pedestrianised boulevards are a product of proud post-war redevelopment. Be sure to look up above the shop fronts and facades to see the designs in Portland stone that inspired TVs Kevin McCloud to declare Plymouths post war architecture beautiful and heroic.
Charles Cross roundabout is home to the citys living reminder of the Blitz that reshaped the city, with the bombed out Charles Church sitting at its centre. The Minster Church of St Andrew, which has been the site of a church since the 15th century stands proudly in the city centre. Having been gutted by fire during World War II and refurbished in 1957 the fabric of the building still retains some of its original features along with modern stained glass windows and bells that were cast in the 16th century to celebrate Sir Francis Drakes circumnavigation of the globe.
A breath-taking panorama, no trip to Plymouth is complete without a visit to Plymouth Hoe. With unbeatable views across Plymouth Sound, its the perfect place to spend a sunny day, enjoying a picnic on the grass. Standing tall on the luscious green-lawned expanse of the Hoe is the iconic Smeatons Tower lighthouse. Gaze down at the shoreline and youll see the glorious Tinside Lido, open to the public for bathing during the summer months.
It is here where Sir Francis Drake, intrepid explorer and local hero, is immortalised in a statue, situated just a few metres from the green where he finished his game of bowls before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588. At the eastern end of the Hoe youll find The Royal Citadel, the most impressive 17th century fortress in Britain and for many years Englands most important defence against attack from the sea. The Citadel has been in constant military occupation since it was built and today it is home to some of Plymouths modern heroes the troops of 29 Commando Royal Artillery.
Is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions. Come rain or shine youll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond.
There are well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore across Plymouths many unique areas and districts. A historic city of international proportions, Plymouth has been at the forefront of world maritime exploration for many hundreds of years. Overlooking one of the world's great natural harbours Plymouth now welcomes visitors from around the globe.
This vibrant waterfront city where a spirited maritime heritage meets a lively cultural scene which can be enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year. Wander the Barbicans quaint cobbled quayside following in the Pilgrim Fathers footsteps or visit the imposing National Marine Aquarium with its deepwater fish tanks on the waterfront of Sutton Harbour. Just one of the many attractions of Plymouth for the visitor.
Or sample Plymouths finest export at the Blackfriars Gin Distillery or take a boat trip around the Sound from Mayflower Steps.
Depart Approx 17.30
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Bridgwater|| Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop |
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
|Bristol Anchor Road West|| Anchor Road, Outside @ Bristol-We The Curious |
Westbound Bus Stop
|Bristol Tesco|| Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32 |
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
|Burnham on Sea|| Burnham on Sea, Pier Street |
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
|Clevedon|| Clevedon |
Tui Travel Agency
|Gordano|| Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK |
|Highbridge|| Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop |
Near to Church
|Nailsea|| Nailsea - Clevedon Road Car Park |
|Weston Borough Arms Sth|| Outside the Borough Arms Bus Shelter |
|Weston-super-Mare|| Weston-super-Mare |
Locking Road Car Park
|Worle - Homebase South|| Worle - Bridge Farm Opposite Argos Homebase Bus St |
New Bristol Road
|Worle - P/Green South|| Worle - Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd. |
Opposite side of Road to Summer Lane Bus Shelter
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