Royal William Yard plays host to a variety of health and wellbeing clubs and classes on land and water. This includes stand-up paddle boarding tuition and group sessions from Firestone Bay with South West SUP. Open-sea swimming lessons are available from Ace Swimming, which supports swimming and fitness goals regardless of skill level to ensure everyone can enjoy sea swimming safely.  

Their new state-of-the-art BLOCK Gym has thrown open its doors to offer a modern fitness facility, available to use 24/7. Blending the best of old and new; the gym combines the latest in fitness equipment and innovative tech, within the striking original architecture of the historic Melville building. 

Visitors can also get active amidst the best of the local landscape; taking a stroll along the South West Coast Path, up the Western King steps, and stop for a dip in the tidal pool at Devil’s Point. The Plymouth Waterfront Walkway walking route is 9.3 miles long in total and weaves around the Yard and onwards to discover the city's history and heritage.

Waterfront walkway

A host of holistic health and wellness businesses are based in the much-loved Devon destination. It’s a dramatically different environment to stereotypical sterile clinics, with professional practitioners instead nestled amongst the historic Grade I listed buildings, with calming views across the water.  

Ocean City Counselling provides counselling and psychotherapy services for adults. Experienced counsellor, Alicia Dawson, helps her clients to make sense of feelings and provides support to feel differently. A Psychotherapeutic Counsellor and BACP Registered Member, Alicia specialises in working with people experiencing low self-esteem, stress, anxiety, panic, depression, difficulties from childhood, problems at work and trauma.  

Ethical hair salon, YOKE The Salon, not only creates beautiful hair within its welcoming and inclusive space, but puts the wellbeing of its clients and team at its heart. It has formed collaborations with likeminded local organisations to run yoga sessions, wellness retreats, and menopause awareness groups. Partnering with surfer and influencer, Sophie Hellyer, YOKE X RISE FIERCE is a series of wellness sessions to uplift and empower women – and more are set to run in the future. 

Enhance Aesthetics & Wellness specialises in a range of health and wellness treatments including natural-looking aesthetics and medical-grade skincare, organic feel-good facials, and deep tissue massages. These are delivered in a luxurious setting by a specialist team of registered professionals and healthcare experts, all dedicated to improving patients’ confidence and wellbeing.  

Independent specialist medical practice, Southwest Veins, is dedicated to the treatment of varicose veins using minimally invasive techniques. The clinic, based in Guardhouse, welcomes clients from across the region, into a space they can relax and feel comfortable in. 

Award-winning and family-run Westcountry Hearing is an independent hearing care centre. With a fully equipped audiology suite, the team provides clients with the latest diagnostic tests, hearing aids, specialist ear wax removal clinic, tinnitus technologies and hearing care advice. 

Plan your visit to Royal William Yard.

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. 



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