Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city and the old Barbican area has quaint cobbled streets, a picturesque harbour and a wealth of independent shops, galleries, bars, cafes and restaurants along the water’s edge, creating a truly metropolitan feel. It’s also home to the Mayflower Steps from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on their voyage to the New World in 1620.
Plymouth Hoe has simply stunning views out to sea and is where Sir Francis Drake famously played his last game of bowls before setting sail to engage with the Spanish Armada!
Walk or catch a ferry round to the Royal William Yard which is considered to be one of the most important groups of historic military buildings in Britain. Stroll around the Yard and take in the atmosphere and imposing buildings as well as stop off at one of the many eateries for some refreshment.
As Britain’s Ocean City, there are so many boat trips to choose from – enjoy a leisurely trip around the surrounding coastline of South Devon & Cornwall, cruise up the River Tamar to the naval dockyards to spot a submarine, enjoy a speedboat adrenaline ride or just chill out trying your luck at a spot of sea fishing!
If you like to shop, the city centre features many independent retailers as well as national brands and high street names in its varied shopping areas. Plymouth regularly hosts outdoor markets and visitors will often get to taste Devon’s fantastic local produce.
With a vast range of cafés, restaurants & pubs, there’s a mouth-watering array of choice when it comes to eating out. Plymouth’s spectacular location between the bountiful sea, lush farmland and rolling moors provides our city, and its award-winning restaurants, with a wonderful natural larder of fine fresh food. Recently named ‘the UK’s new gourmet hotspot’ by Conde Nast Traveller magazine, Plymouth can cater for both exquisite fine dining and fun family food, with top quality westcountry produce at the heart of many of the city’s menus.
Self-catering cottages in South Devon, on a working farm overlooking coastal village of Wembury, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Close to beaches, coast path, city of Plymouth and Dartmoor.
Four comfortable fully equipped cottages. Peaceful setting in beautiful South Hams valley on historic 80-acre working sheep farm. Ideal location for a relaxing holiday