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, or Royal William Yard – 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 Edgcumbe 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.
The surrounding area of South West Devon and South East Cornwall are often overlooked by visitors to Plymouth and offer an extraordinary range of natural attractions and popular visitor centres.
Once again this is just a glimpse of what you can experience with a little planning. Plymouth's outstanding location between the moors and the sea makes it the perfect base for touring and discovering the gems of East Cornwall and South West Devon.
With so many places to visit and things to do, even regular visitors to Plymouth will be able to discover something new!
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The Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793, is the oldest working gin distillery in England. The building dates back to the early 1400’s and where the Pilgrim Fathers are said to have spent their last night before setting sail in the Mayflower to the New World.