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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. 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
  8. Cotehele

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    Cotehele

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Saltash

    Built c1485-1627 and was a home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. Its granite and slatestone walls contain intimate chambers adorned with tapestries.

  9. Buckland Abbey

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    Buckland Abbey

    Type

    Abbey/Priory

    Location

    Yelverton

    700-year-old home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville

    In the 13th century, Buckland Abbey was home to the Cistercian monks who built the abbey and the incredible Great Barn and farmed the then vast estate.

  10. Dartmoor Tors

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    Dartmoor Tors

    Type

    Waymarked Trail

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    There are a lot of tors on Dartmoor and to many people they give one of the most characteristic features of the moor.

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