Not only has our Ocean City been blessed with glorious weather this week - but also the opening of the newly rennovated Elizabethan House! Check out our pick of the top 5 things to do in Plymouth this weekend.

Get Hands-on with History

Try out the new immersive experience at the newly renovated Elizabethan House! Through the magic of technology the famous period house situated on The Barbican has been brought to life, telling the stories of those who once called it home. Tickets are £10 for adults, £7.50 for  concessions and £5 for 5-17 yr olds which are available to buy on The Box website or at the Tourist Information Centre.


Shopping at the Market

Have a browse through the market stalls at Plymouth Market. From wax melts to vinyl records there are all sorts of exciting unique gifts and fresh produce to buy. With over 140 independent vendors you never know what kind of treasures or tasty treats you may find!


Unwind at the Beach

Pop your sun lotion on and head over to Wembury beach. Have a dip in the sea, relax on the beach and when the tide is out go for a spot of rock-pooling! In an area of Outstanding Natural beauty, it is the perfect location to soak up the sun and the scenery.


Taste the Carribean

If you like Pina Coladas…then you have to try a Koko Colada at Turtle Bay! There are lots of fruity and spicy cocktails and mocktails on offer. Perhaps try a bottomless brunch and have a plate of delicious Carribean cuisine? Reggae music, Roti and Rum is the perfect combination for a chilled dining experience with friends!


Movie at the Museum

Grab your flairs and head over to The Box to watch classic musical rom-com Mamma Mia! featuring the songs of ABBA outdoors on the big screen. Relax in a deckchair with VIP tickets or buy a standard ticket and bring your own - with a bag of popcorn included it’s too good to miss!

Plymouth is easily accessible by train with a wide range of services running from a variety of locations within England. Although some services may require a change or two.

Travelling from London takes around 3 hours with Great Western Railway, if you're coming from the north, the trip from Manchester can take 5 hours 15 minutes. 

Alternatively, the recently renovated Night Riviera Sleeper service runs Monday – Friday and Sunday evenings. Visit for more details on times and how to book.

We recommend using to search for the fastest and best route for your journey, and book in advance for the best price. 

Elizabethan House
Historic House/Palace
Elizabethan House

Sixteenth-century house with carved oak features and period furniture. A historic building tucked away down one of the city's oldest streets - the Merchant's House is Plymouth's finest surviving example of a 16th/17th century residence.

Wembury Beach
Wembury Beach

Owned by the National Trust with its own Marine Conservation Centre and guided rock pool rambles, Wembury, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is not short of ways to keep you entertained. Safe, clean bathing ...

Turtle Bay
Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is all about celebrating the lively, colourful, soulful and, above all, delicious experiences that the Caribbean has to offer.

The Box Plymouth
Woolly Mammoth display

The Box is Plymouth's new museum, art gallery and cultural centre. Nine permanent galleries showcase incredible collections including 14 monumental ships’ figureheads, thousands of natural history specimens, a full-size woolly mammoth replica and priceless art, alongside a changing programme of exhibitions.



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