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Plymouth Travel guide
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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..
Royal Parade GB - Plymouth PL1 2AD
The church, founded in 1050 and rebuilt in the 15C, was bombed in 1941; this left only the walls, the fluted granite pillars, chancel arches and the 41 m tower standing. The church was rebuilt and reconsecrated in 1957. It has six stained-glass wind..
Princess Street GB - Plymouth PL1 2EX
Prysten House (Prior's House), the oldest house in Plymouth (1490), is three storeys high and has an inner courtyard with open wooden galleries. The living room has a fine wooden ceiling, its beams still blackened by smoke - a legacy of the Dissoluti..
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..
Armada Way GB - Plymouth PL1 1AR
The Copthorne Hotel Plymouth is a 4-star, city-centre hotel with views of Armada Way towards the famous Hoe and Barbican. It is 5 minutes’ walk from Drake Circus and Armada shopping centres. Rooms are modern in style and decorated in warm colours. E..
Armada Way GB - Plymouth PL1 2HJ
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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..
No 1 Brew House, Royal William Yard GB - Plymouth PL1 3QQ
Large, buzzy restaurant featuring reclaimed wood, exposed stone, a deli and a terrace; set in the old docks and boasting views over the Sound. Appealing menus offer gutsy, satisfying dishes; produce is local, wild, organic and sustainable.
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.
Firestone Bay GB - Plymouth PL1 3QR
Uniquely set in a 500 year old former defence tower overlooking Plymouth Sound. Circular dining room with exposed stoned walls and traditional furniture and fabrics. Menus offer a concise selection of classically based dishes.
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.
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.