Get in the Christmas spirit and embrace a magical evening at Plymouth’s iconic Royal William Yard. The stunning collection of buildings on the seafront in Plymouth is the largest collection of Grade I-listed buildings in Europe.

Formerly used by the Royal Navy, it is now a vibrant, hipster neighbourhood for living, dining and enjoying the best of what Plymouth has to offer, and as ever, it is a hub of activity this Christmas. 

Check out our itinerary and discover how you can have a mesmeric festive evening in one of the city's favourite spots. 


Watch the sunset at Devil's Point 

Get your evening off to a perfect start with a sublime sunset walk at the nearby Devil's Point.

Make your way along the short stroll with the water by your side and watch the sun dip behind the hills from the viewing platform that overlooks the water, offering superb views of Mount Edgcumbe and beyond in Cornwall. 


Enjoy a festive feast

Following a light stroll and a sublime sunset you'll have worked up quite the appetite for an evening meal. Fortunately, the Royal William Yard is bustling with delightful eateries from a variety of different cultures and cuisines.

For seafood lovers, a trip to the Hook and Line is right up your street. The restaurant serves a mix of the freshest seafood delights, caught by local fishing boats, from mackerel paté on toasted artisan bread and fish or veggie tacos to pan-fried scallops, lobster and fries and traditional fish and chips.

Burger lovers can fill their boots with a trip to Hub Box. The scrumptious burger bar is renowned for its big flavours as well as its irresistible loaded fries.

The dog-friendly bar has also unveiled its Christmas menu for the festive season with mouthwatering delicacies including the Wagyu Wonderland, the Brie B King or if you're fancying something to share, the Beer Fondue!

Discover the full range of restaurants at the Royal William Yard.

Christmas burgers at the Hub RWY


Visit the Christmas market

Get in the Christmas spirit with a trip to the Festive Good Food and Craft Market at the Royal William Yard. The market is open on Wednesday evenings from 5pm until 9pm, and is home to everything a plethora of pressies to pick up in good time ahead of the big day.

The market triumphs local traders selling everything from handmade crafts, clothing and artwork to locally sourced alcohol, fudge and even treats for your pet. Embrace the holiday season, and head to one of the food stalls (if you've still got room!) and tuck into a mince pie and mulled wine in the company of a giant Christmas tree, christmas lights and carols from the choir!

Royal William Yard Christmas Market


Relax and watch the latest blockbusters

Finish the evening with a trip to Everyman Cinema, check out the latest blockbusters in style and comfort at the relaxing cinema with velvet sofas plus food and drinks delivered to your seat while you watch the latest dramas! 

For further inspiration, content and news visit our dedicated Christmas in Plymouth page or sign-up to our newsletter.

In partnership with GWR, Destination Plymouth’s lead travel partner 



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