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Plymouth

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Plymouth

A city of international proportions Plymouth has been at the forefront of world maritime exploration for many hundreds of years. Overlooking one of the world's great natural harbours, Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront destination. From family attractions, historic sites and gardens, entertainment venues and marine interests -whether it rains or shines there is plenty to enjoy throughout your stay.

Plymouth has a rich and significant history, explore the cobbled streets of the Barbican, Plymouth's delightful harbourside, full of narrow cobbled streets, Elizabethan warehouses, specialist shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers and Sir Francis Drake at the Plymouth Mayflower Exhibition. Discover more of Plymouth past and her treasures at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery.

Plymouth is uniquely placed on the coast and you can enjoy the stunning scenery just minutes from the shopping district, bars and cafes. It also boasts the National Marine Aquarium, the safest and friendliest attraction in the south west.

You will be spoilt for choice for entertainment with the Theatre Royal staging some of the biggest and best shows in the UK as well as cutting edge new theatre. Plymouth Pavilions is the South West's premiere entertainment complex offering a 4000 standing capacity arena for live gigs and shows, an ice rink and fun pool.

On the edge of the city is the National Trust's Saltram House. This magnificent Georgian House is a perfect family day out; the house provides a fascinating insight into country estate life throughout the centuries.

Cross the Tamar on the Cremyll ferry to Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, the estate that covers 800 acres of parkland and formal gardens, complete with follies and forts. The views overlooking Plymouth Sound, the city and distant Dartmoor are unparalleled; enjoy them as you follow the South West Coast path which runs through the park for nine miles along the coastline.

Plymouth's unique location, with its combination of sea, moors, rivers and lush countryside, make it the perfect venue for those seeking a more active holiday, from ice skating to diving, golf to skiing Plymouth has it all.

Tourist Information:
Plymouth Mayflower Visitor Centre
3-5 The Barbican
Tel: 01752 306330
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