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Dartmoor & Plym Valley

Dartmoor & Plym Valley

Dartmoor & Plym Valley

Areas to Visit

The fun and excitement in Plymouth doesn’t stop when you leave the city centre – there are a whole host of other areas to explore and hidden gems to discover during your stay.

Whether it’s eating freshly caught seafood in one of the waterfront restaurants on the Barbican, relaxing in the sunshine with a picnic on the Hoe or taking a behind the scenes tour of Devonport Dockyard, each area of Plymouth has something special and unique to offer visitors.

To see why we’re so proud of our waterfront and discover Plymouth’s marine heritage, take a trip to Sutton Harbour and the Barbican, Royal William Yard or Mount Batten – all of which can be reached by ferries and water taxis as well as by bus and on foot. 

The surrounding areas of Plymouth have plenty to offer too – take the Cremyll foot ferry from Stonehouse to tour the beautiful Mount Edcumbe House and Gardens or travel further inland for the remote beauty of Dartmoor or cycle through the National Trust woodland of the Plym Valley.

If you have time to venture further afield, Devon and Cornwall are full of family-friendly visitor attractions and places of interest including the world-famous Eden Project in Cornwall and English Riviera in South Devon.

With so many places to visit and things to do, even regular visitors to Plymouth will be able to discover something new!

 

Plymouth Highlights

The Barbican

The Barbican

Plymouth is a city shaped by the fortunes of sea, trade and war, nowhere more so than in the...

Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower

One of the world's most famous lighthouses built by John Smeaton in 1759 on the...

Plym Valley Trail

Plym Valley Trail

In particular, the disused sites of Cann and Bickleigh Vale quarries are worth a...

National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium

Visit the UK's largest Aquarium and be amazed by our fascinating underwater world...

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park

Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Set in...

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