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Mayflower Steps

Mayflower Steps

Visit the world famous Mayflower Steps, the spot close to the site on the Barbican from which it is believed the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for North America in 1620.

Historic Attractions

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  1. Elizabethan Gardens

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    Elizabethan Gardens

    Type

    Formal Garden

    Location

    Plymouth

    This delightful little garden is an oasis of tranquility in a sea of shoppers and tourist activity,in a street that was new in the 16th century, when wealthy merchants built their houses here.

  2. Plymouth Guildhall

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    Plymouth Guildhall

    Type

    Public Hall

    Location

    Plymouth

    Commanding an imposing position on Royal Parade, Plymouth Guildhall is situated in the heart of the city at the crossroads of the city's modern shopping centre and the approach to the historic Plymouth Hoe and magnificent foreshore.

  3. Devonport Guildhall & Column

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    Devonport Guildhall & Column

    Location

    Plymouth

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    The Merchants House

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Plymouth

    The Merchant house is Plymouth's finest example of a 16th century residence. During the 16th century it was home to three Plymouth mayo'rs including privateer William Parker a friend of Sir Francis Drake.

  5. The Mayflower Steps

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    The Mayflower Steps

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Plymouth

    The Mayflower Steps are close to the site in the Barbican area of Plymouth, from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to settle in North America on 6 Sept 16 1620

  6. Plymouth Gin Outside

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    Plymouth Gin Distillery

    Type

    Distillery

    Location

    Plymouth

    Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793, is the oldest working gin distillery in England - take a guided tour and learn about the art of making the world-famous Plymouth Gin.

    Price

    from £5.00 to £7.00 Per Ticket
  7. Crownhill Fort

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    Crownhill Fort

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Location

    Plymouth

    The Fort at Crownhill is the best preserved of Lord Palmerston’s Ring of Fire which surrounded Plymouth in Victorian times, protecting the Royal Dockyard at Devonport from French attack and bombardment.

  8. The Royal Citadel

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    The Royal Citadel

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Location

    Plymouth

    A dramatic 17thC fortress built to defend the coastline from the Dutch. It is still in use today.

  9. Antony House & Gardens

    Antony House & Gardens

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Torpoint

    Superb early 18th-century mansion set in parkland and fine gardens
    Faced in silver-grey Pentewan stone and flanked by colonnaded wings of mellow brick, this classically beautiful house is a beguiling mixture of the formal and informal.

  10. Thorn House & Garden

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    Thorn House & Garden

    Type

    Garden

    Location

    Plymouth

    Visit the hidden treasure of Thorn Gardens on the south-east facing banks of the River Yealm. This unique setting offers breathtaking views over the river and onwards towards Dartmoor.

    Price

    from £3.50 to £7.50 Per Ticket

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