Transform your Valentine's Day into a Valentine's weekend in Plymouth. With plenty of romantic things to do including cute walks with stunning views, competitive activities, charming restaurants and so much more, Plymouth can be your perfect destination to make unforgettable Valentine's memories. 

Check out our suggestions for how you can spend a romantic weekend in Plymouth. 



Start your weekend off in the right way with a hearty filling breakfast by the waterside at The Barbican. The Instagramable area is home to many cute cafes offering a romantic atmosphere. 

The Boathouse is much-loved for its brilliant brekkie beside the Mayflower Steps, although if you're feeling super hungry the mouthwatering breakfast platter boards at the Fig and Thyme are highly recommended. Feast your eyes on their sharing planks which range from a traditional fry up to 'the Mexican Melody'. 

Remain on The Barbican and take a tour of one of Plymouth's gems, the Plymouth Gin Distillery. Head to the country's oldest working distillery and discover the brewing process of one of the world's renowned gins and even sample some for yourself in the ambient Refectory Bar. 

Plymouth Gin Distillery building

If you've got room for food visit the popular Barbican Kitchen housed in the ralms of the distillery. The restaurant delivers fantastic locally sourced ingredients in a quaint setting. 

Continue your memorable afternoon with a trip across the Sutton Harbour footbridge to the as-seen-on-TV National Marine Aquarium. Marvel at the underwater world on show at the largest aquarium in the UK. Everything from sharks to seahorses are among the 4,000 species available to see here.

As sunset descends make your way to the iconic Royal William Yard for an evening of fantastic food. The immaculately carved stone buildings provide a romantic aura underneath the orange sunset sky, they provide a ravishing backdrop along with the reflections of the sea for a picture to remember your stay.

Stand up paddleboarders in front of the Royal William Yard

The collection of former Royal Naval buildings is now a trendy neighbourhood home to several restaurants showcasing cultures from around the world. Taste Asian cuisine at Wagamama or Pho or if you're after a more laid-back experience enjoy comfort food at Seco Lounge. 

End your enchanting Saturday with a trip to the intimate Everyman Cinema. Relax and watch whatever blockbuster takes your fancy in style thanks to the super comfy sofas. Don't stress if you're after a refreshment - the cinema offers waiter service meaning you don't have to get up and miss any of the film. 



Continue your romantic stay with a walk around the stunning scenery of Plymouth. Download the Plymouth Trails App and embark on one of the many themed walks around the city, whether it be a picturesque walk with the Plymouth Hoe Trail or a stroll by the boats using the Sutton Harbour Heritage Trail, there are many diverse routes which vary in difficulty and length waiting to be tried. 

Proceed your day of activity with a trip to Plymouth's brand new interactive bar Spinners at Drake Circus, The Barcode. Featuring games such as virtual clay pigeon shooting, duckpin bowling and darts the lively lounge is a great place to challenge your other half. 

People socialising and playing darts at Spinners Plymouth

If none of these float your boat but you're still up for some brain-teasing fun head next door to Escpasism Escape Rooms. Team up and try to solve the riddles to get out of the themed escape rooms before time runs out! 

Following the day's activity you'll have worked up quite the appetite so why not remain at The Barcode for an evening meal? The complex is home to several restaurants including South American-themed Las Iguanas, pizza perfectionists Zizzi, burger chain Five Guys, chicken specialists Nandos and Cosy Club among some of the places to dine. 

The exterior of The Barcode

Finish your day and romantic weekend in Britain's Ocean City with a trip to the magical Theatre Royal Plymouth. Take in a show at the largest and best-attended regional producing theatre in the UK with a wide variety of performances on offer. View what's on at the Theatre Royal Plymouth for the full schedule of productions. 

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