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Plymouth developed from the union of three towns, Sutton, Devonport and Stonehouse. Growing trade with France, then with the rest of the world, enabled Plymouth to become the fourth largest town in England for a while, after London, Bristol and York. From the 13C, Plymouth also played a major role as a naval and military port, from which soldiers and explorers, such as Drake, Raleigh, Cook, and the Pilgrim Fathers set sail.
Tourist attractions Plymouth : Things to see and do
GB - Plymouth
Remoteness and wildness are the charms of the Cornish peninsula, which lies at the southwestern tip of England. Inland from the irregular coastline are its fishing villages, former haunts of smugglers, lush gardens contrasting with the desolate lands..
Plympton GB - Plymouth PL7 1UH
Saltram House is a magnificent Tudor mansion (late medieval) that was restored after a fire in the 18C by great artists such as Adam, Chippendale, Reynolds and Angelica Kauffmann. Consequently, it boasts some of the finest rooms in the country. Visit..
GB - Plymouth PL4
Dartmoor National Park covers over 945km 2 and is the largest of the five granite masses which form the core of southwest England. Its centre, covered with open moorland, home to wild ponies, sheep and cattle, is flanked by tors to the north and west..
11/12 Osborne Place, Lockyer Street, The Hoe GB - Plymouth PL1 2PU
Offering views across Hoe Park towards the sea, Invicta Hotel is centrally located in Plymouth. Free WiFi is accessible throughout, and free parking is possible on site. Invicta Hotel is found in a Grade II listed Georgian building, with the interio..
3 Windsor Villas, Lockyer Street, The Hoe GB - Plymouth PL1 2QD
Situated half a mile from the beach, The Imperial Plymouth is a stylish townhouse offering modern rooms and apartments. The ferry terminal with regular trips to France and Spain is only 20 minutes’ walk away. Free Wi-Fi, a bathroom, and a TV with DV..
Armada Way GB - Plymouth PL1 2HJ
Overlooking Plymouth Hoe's greenery and the coastline, the Holiday Inn Plymouth is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Plymouth city centre. Panoramic views across the Plymouth Sound bay feature in the 11th-floor dining room. Each spacious and air condi..
GB - Sparkwell PL7 5DD
A row of whitewashed cottages converted into a pub: hidden in a tiny hamlet but very busy, so book ahead. Carefully prepared, visually appealing and boldly flavoured modern dishes often feature a playful twist to surprise and delight. The 6 or 8 cour..
Black Friars Distillery, 60 Southside St GB - Plymouth PL1 2LQ
Informal eatery set in the Plymouth Gin Distillery, comprising two long, narrow rooms with vibrant pink chairs and green banquettes. Brasserie menus offer a good selection of simply cooked dishes, with classic comfort food to the fore.
Gill Akaster House, Princess St GB - Plymouth PL1 2EX
Friendly neighbourhood restaurant with a small paved terrace, an airy, open-plan interior and a nightly pianist. Cooking is hearty and satisfying, featuring good old French classics; the lunch and early evening menus are good value.
Sutton Harbour, Cox Side, 3 Rope Walk GB - Plymouth PL4 OLB
This buzzy quayside shack is ideal for those in 'holiday mode'. The rustic interior features reclaimed wood, hull-shaped banquettes and seaside snaps. Simply prepared seafood sits on greaseproof paper, atop stainless steel plates.
Prysten House, Finewell St GB - Plymouth PL1 2AE
Hugely characterful building with a modern lounge and decked courtyard; reputedly the oldest house in the city. Stone-faced walls, mullioned windows and an illuminated well feature. Interesting menus have modern touches and personal twists.
Hoe Rd GB - Plymouth PL1 2NZ
Contemporary restaurant with a stunning panoramic view over Plymouth Sound; start off with a cocktail beneath the vast cupola. The menu offers unfussy, fairly priced brasserie classics; from a burger to a smoked salmon croque monsieur.