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A historic 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 now welcomes visitors from around the globe. This vibrant waterfront city where a spirited maritime heritage meets a lively cultural scene can be enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the year.

There are well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore across Plymouth’s many unique areas and districts.

Wander the Barbican’s quaint cobbled quayside following in the Pilgrim Father’s footsteps or visit the National Marine Aquarium with its deepwater fish tanks or ample Plymouth’s finest export at the Blackfriars Gin Distillery

There’s more family fun to be had up on the Hoe where you can enjoy Plymouth’s spectacular waterfront scenery by climbing from Plymouth’s very own Big Wheel this summer or take a plunge at Tinside Lido, our uniquely restored Art Deco outdoor swimming pool. It is from here where you will get the best views of the world’s most famous yacht race, The America’s Cup World Series in September. 

Out on the water you can take a floating tour of Drake’s Island, the Naval Dockyards and River Tamar, book a behind the scenes tour of Devonport Naval Base or stick your own paddle in the water at Mountbatten Watersports Centre.

If its entertainment you’re after the nationally acclaimed Theatre Royal showcases some of the UK’s biggest and best productions throughout the year, whilst the Pavilions has leisure and entertainment under one roof with its packed event diary of live gigs and shows, ice rink and fun pool. And there’s art aplenty at the City Museum and Art Gallery, Plymouth Arts Centre and the Peninsula Arts venues.

Further afield you can stroll round the many stately homes and gardens in the area, get up close to some big cats at Dartmoor Zoological Park, travel down the Tamar by rail or take to the  slopes at the John Nike ski and leisure centre.

And if the great British weather is really inclement there are also indoor play centres at Jump and Drake’s Den, a multiplex cinema and ten-pin bowling at the Barbican Leisure Park plus the Discovery Bus Tour – all guaranteed to keep the children amused!

25th Jun  Armed Forces Day

7-10 Jul  Plymouth Race Week

22-24 Jul  Plymouth Classic Boat Rally

30th July - 7th Aug  Plymouth Regatta
Plymouth's biggest annual sailing event, Activity afloat will be matched by a full supporting shoreside programme, with a daily prize giving and draw, and live music on both weekends

16-17th  Aug  British Firework Championships
The most anticipated event in the city's annual events calendar will see thousands of spectators heading up to the Hoe for two evenings of entertainment culminating in spectacular fireworks displays from six companies seeking the coveted title of British Firework Champions.

19-21st Aug  Flavour Fest
Plymouth’s local produce extravaganza Flavour Fest returns to the City Centre

20th Aug  Sea Cadet National Band Contest on the Plymouth Hoe 1300-17.30
This event is the National Final where representatives  from all over the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland compete against each other in a competitve spirit. The competitors are judged on Dress,performance, clarity, precission, musical expertise, and above all entertainment value.

4th Sept  Devonport Park Fun Day
Bringing the country into the city, activities start from 12pm.

10th-18th Sept  America's Cup
Plymouth Sound

17th Sept - 4 Dec  British Art Show
The British Art show will be  shown at five locations in Plymouth - Penisula Arts, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Royal William Yard and Plymouth College of Art

5th Nov  Bonfire Night
Bonfire and firework display Plymouth Hoe

17th Nov  Christmas Lights Switch On
Plymouth City Centre

With Plymouth being the the largest city in Devon, it's reputation for accomodation is one of the finest in the Country. Tourism in general for Plymouth is intensively high because of the rich maritime affiliation with historic events and world leading historical figures including Sir Francis Drake. If you're purely penciling in a short visit or a long summer holiday, Plymouth has an outstanding amount of leisure, culture, history and entertainment that include the National Marine Aquarium, Theatre Royal, Smeaton's Tower and the Plymouth Gin Distillery. Therefore after deciding to head to Plymouth for either fun or because you're interested in looking to buy or rent a property in Plymouth, you'll need the best advice where to stay.

Plymouth like most tourist attractions has a great reputation for self catering, guesthouses, bed and breakfasts or hotels. Most of the accomodation for tourists is centered around the barbican in close proximity to most of the main attractions, however there are quite a few bespoke and quality independent and large hotel chains scattered throughout the city at reasonable prices.

Don't forget Campsites, our favourite is Riverside Caravan Park which is probably the leading campsite in Plymouth and has all the amenities you require to have a fantastic stay.

Hotels:

Langdon Court Hotel And Restaurant
Premier Inn Plymouth City (Lockyers Quay)
Jurys Inn Plymouth

Bed and Breakfast:

Blackhall Lodge B&B

Self Catering:

Churchwood Valley
The Esplanade
The Penthouse

Campsites:

Riverside Caravan Park

Plymouth as previously mentioned is a world class tourism entity, great attractions, stunning scenery, unrivaled history and a great place to shop, eat or be entertained. Here's a guide to where to go and how to maximise your experience. These are all great factors in buying or renting a property in Plymouth as whether it's for investment purposes or purely to enjoy the benefits of living by the sea, you'll be suprised at the great value Plymouth can offer.

Shopping

Plymouth is one of the largest shopping towns in the South-West, with it's bespoke Independent Quarter and newly developed Drakes Circus the town as a whole boasts local talent and inginuety as well as national retail chains that have enjoyed a great deal of succes in the town centre. A few minutes walk from town and you can be bustling on the streets of the barbican finding fantastic art galleries and local retailers as well as some great cafes, restaurants and bars. It is known as the historic quarter and has also one of the leading attractions called the Plymouth Gin distillery, which is worth a visit.

Eating Out

Eating out in Plymouth is hard, there's such an array of fantastic restaurants, which actually benefit from the fact that there's fresh fish widely available, and our local farmers and suppliers grow and produce quality vegetables and meat which is essential to any succesful eatery. Without getting too flashy you may want to enjoy a pasty, devonshire cream tea or just a seafood snack check out a list of Restaurants, Bistros and Cafe's that are the key to Plymouth's wonderful food heritage.

Barbican Kitchen
Tanners
Glassblowing House
Asia Chic

Entertainment

The Theatre Royal is at the heart of local entertainment and is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West.  Another premier and leading attraction is the Plymouth Pavilions which celebrates it's 20th birthday this september. The pavilions caters for all range groups and offers a Pool and Ice rink as well as top comedians, shows and our local basketball team the Plymouth Raiders have adopted it as their home. If you're into bowling or you want to enjoy a film, check out the Barbican Leisure Park which is host to Ten Pin Bowling a Vue Cinema, Nando's, Pizza Hut, Frankie and Bennys and an Oceana nightclub.

Tourist Info
Plymouth (Plymouth Mayflower) Tourist Information Centre - 01752 304849

Visit Plymouth
www.visitplymouth.co.uk - 01752 306330

Plymouth Gin Distillery
www.plymouthgin.com - 60 Southside Street, Plymouth, UK - 01752 665 292

Smeatons Tower
www.plymouth.gov.uk - Hoe Road, Plymouth - 01752 304 774

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
www.plymouthmuseum.gov.uk - Drake Circus, Plymouth - 01752 304774

National Marine Aquarium
www.national-aquarium.co.uk - Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth - 01752 600 301

Theatre Royal, Plymouth
www.theatreroyal.com - Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR, UK - 01752 267 222

Saltram House
www.nationaltrust.org.uk - Plympton, Plymouth, Devon - 01752 333 503

Plymouth Council
www.plymouth.gov.uk - 32 New Street, Plymouth - 01752 304 774