Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions, activities, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing. Come rain or shine you’ll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond.
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.
Sample Plymouth’s finest export at the Plymouth Gin Distillary or take a boat trip around the Sound from the Mayflower Steps. There’s more family fun to be had up on the Hoe where you can climb the iconic Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse, take the plunge at Tinside Lido, our restored Art Deco swimming pool or simply take in the panoramic view of busy boating activity from this stunning natural amphitheatre.
Further afield you can stroll round the many stately homes and gardens, get up close to some big cats at Dartmoor Zoological Park, or go for a hike or bike ride through the magnificant Dartmoor National Park.
Visitors to Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, can enjoy many days out with the whole family as some of the most popular attractions cater for all.
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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.