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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..
113 Citadel Road GB - Plymouth PL1 2RN
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Kynance House is set in Plymouth, 400 metres from Plymouth Hoe. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are equipped with a TV. The rooms have a private bathroom equipped with a bath or showe..
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..
Millbay Road GB - Plymouth PL1 3LD
Plymouth’s largest independent hotel, The New Continental is ideally located in the heart of the city. It offers an on-site leisure complex and a brasserie restaurant. Rooms at The New Continental feature contemporary design, a TV, and spacious en s..
Hoe Rd GB - PL1 2NZ Plymouth
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.
Sutton Harbour, Cox Side, 3 Rope Walk GB - PL4 OLB Plymouth
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.
GB - PL7 5DD Sparkwell
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..
Gill Akaster House, Princess St GB - PL1 2EX Plymouth
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.
Prysten House,Finewell St GB - PL1 2AE Plymouth
Smart restaurant housed in a delightful building dating from 1482 and named after the children's book 'Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose'. Cooking is modern and flavoursome and the local beef is superb. Sit in the 'quad' in summer.
Black Friars Distillery, 60 Southside St GB - PL1 2LQ Plymouth
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.