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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
From Plymouth to the cliffs of Morwenstow in the north, the Cornish countryside is fascinating. The wide sweeping St Austell Bay, between Gribbin Head and the village of Heligan, is a good place to start your tour. Heading westwards, you will pass th..
Plympton GB - Plymouth PL7 1UH
Saltram House is a magnificent Tudor mansion (late medieval period) that was rebuilt after a fire in the 18C. Among the famous figures involved in the works were the architect and decorator Robert Adam and the cabinetmaker Thomas Chippendale. Consequ..
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..
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..
3 Windsor Villas, Lockyer Street, The Hoe GB - Plymouth PL1 2QD
Prix Prices from : 50 £
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 1AR
Prix Prices from : 49 £
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..
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.
GB - Noss Mayo PL8 1EW
Large, busy, well-run pub with characterful, nautical décor and wonderful waterside views from its peaceful spot on the Yealm Estuary. Appealing menu of unfussy pub classics. Bright, friendly service. Keep an eye on the tide!
GB - Sparkwell PL7 5DD
It might be hidden away in a tiny hamlet but it's a very busy place, so you'll need to book. Enticing menus feature tempting bar snacks and carefully prepared modern dishes; the 6 course 'taster' menu best demonstrates the chef's talent.
Longbrook St GB - Plympton PL7 1NJ
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.
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.