Venture and discover Plymouth, with its unique location between moors and sea, this vibrant 'Waterfront City' is a perfect base for touring. With its wealth of attractions and facilities and wide range of accommodation, Plymouth is also an ideal destination for both day trips and short breaks.
Start your voyage of discovery by visiting spectacular Plymouth Hoe, with its award winning visitor centre, Plymouth Dome, where you can take a trip through 400 years of the City's history. Climb up the newly refurbished Smeaton's Tower Lighthouse to enjoy the best view in Plymouth.
In the Elizabethan Barbican, where history comes alive, attractions include the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America and Plymouth Gin Distillery, which has been producing Plymouth Gin since 1793. The area is also home of the National Marine Aquarium, which is the largest aquarium in the UK and houses the deepest tank in Europe.
The City is the region's shopping capital. The modern pedestrianised City Centre, with its floral displays and water features, is a delight for shoppers with all the major retailers represented and a host of independent specialist outlets.
After dark the city comes alive with restaurants, clubs and bars. We have one of the best theatres in the country, the Theatre Royal, with a programme ranging from drama to musicals and Plymouth Pavilions is the major regional concert venue.
If you want to get out of the city centre there are many beautiful historic houses to enjoy and, at Crownhill, even a Victorian fort to explore. On a visit to Plymouth you will never be at a loss for something great to do.
Tourist Information Centres
Plymouth, 0870 225 4950
email the Barbican TIC.
email the Discovery Centre TIC.