Category: iMayflower

A new Devonport Heritage Trail has been added to the Plymouth Trails app, demonstrating the real value of creative technologies to sectors like tourism. 

The 4.5 mile route is an updated version of the hugely popular trail that has guided people around Devonport since 2011. Now, thanks to Real Ideas and the iMayflower project, the walking trail has been digitised and users will be guided along the route in the easy-to-use app.

The Devonport Heritage Trail links historic and cultural points of interest in Devonport. It is a great way to explore the local area, once an important town in its own right. The trail will take you through Mount Wise, to the Guildhall and soon-to-open Market Hall (both run by Real Ideas). The Market Hall was formerly the market for the whole of Devonport, but has now been renovated to create a space that combines traditional elements with state-of-the-art technology including a 15m diameter dome which will allow you to explore immersive realities, without the need for a VR headset. From here, the trail also takes in North Corner and Devonport Park.

The original trail was created by Plymouth City Council, Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership, local artists and historians, and the City Museum (now The Box). The trail has been updated by Visit Plymouth and contains even more fantastic archival images from The Box collections.

The Devonport Heritage Trail is the 9th trail to be added to the app, alongside the Mayflower Trail, Waterfront Walkway and Rainbow Connections Trail.

You can download the Plymouth Trails app for free from the AppStore or PlayStore. For more information, including accessibility, head to

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