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  • 1 Cornwall Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 2 Saltram House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 3 Dartmoor Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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..

  • 4 City Museum and Art Gallery Interesting

    Museums and art

    Drake Circus GB - Plymouth PL4 8AJ

    The spacious Victorian building displays a mere fraction of its rich and splendid collections relating to Plymouth's maritime history. The Cottonian Colllection includes paintings, drawings by European masters, prints, engravings, books, manuscripts,..

  • 5 National Marine Aquarium Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Rope Walk GB - Plymouth PL4 0LF

    The seawater tanks around the gallery contain a variety of species from local waters. The 50 kinds of fish and hundreds of invertebrates are there primarily for observation by the Marine Biological Association.

  • 6 The Hoe

    Archaeological and historical sites

    rd. Hoe GB - Plymouth PL1 3DE

    From "that loftie place at Plimmouth call'd the Hoe", Francis Drake (1540-1596) is said to have observed the "invincible Spanish Armada" arriving one day in 1588. It is still an ideal point from which to view the maritime traffic ..

  • 7 Royal Citadel

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    rd. Hoe GB - Plymouth PL1 3DE

    From the early 15C, the land to the east of the Hoe served as the site for a stronghold and a fort was built in around 1590 to protect the Sound against marauding Spaniards. It was in this place that Charles II had the Royal Citadel built in 1671. Th..

  • 8 Barbican

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Southside Street GB - Plymouth PL1 2LA

    Parts of Old Plymouth still exist in the Barbican, an area extending inland from Sutton Harbour, where modern developments and medieval houses, Jacobean doorways and cobbled alleys rub shoulders. The Mayflower Stone on the pier commemorates the voyag..

  • 9 Coates Black Friars Gin Distillery

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    60 st. Southside GB - Plymouth PL1 2LQ

    The distillery is housed in what was once a Dominican Friary, founded in 1425. Today it is possible to go on a guided tour to see how gin is made.

  • 10 St Andrew's

    Religious buildings

    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 windo..

  • 11 Merchant's House Museum

    Museums and art

    33 st. St Andrew's GB - Plymouth PL1 2AX

    This mid-16C timbered house, its windows running the full width and height of the front, owes its present style to William Parker, Mayor of Plymouth from 1601 to 1602 also a merchant and prosperous sea captain. It houses the Museum of Old Plymouth, i..

  • 12 Old Houses

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    32 st. New GB - Plymouth PL1 2NA

    The Elizabethan House at no 32 New Street and its neighbour were built in the late 16C as part of a development for merchants and sea captains prosperous from trade and booty. The timber-framed and limestone houses are distinguished by their windows,..

  • 13 Prysten House

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Princess 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..

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