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Devonport Heritage Trail


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Devonport Heritage Trail

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Distance: 4.5 mile circular

Difficulty: Moderate

Map Start Point: Admiral’s Hard

3.5 hours


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 also offers a way-marked detour from the popular South West Coast Path; starting at Admiral’s Hard in Stonehouse to connect with the Plymouth Waterfront Walkway and the Cremyll Ferry linking Devon and Cornwall.

The trail was digitised and updated thanks to support from Real Ideas to coincide with the opening of the newly restored Market Hall in 2021. The core content of the trail was created by Plymouth City Council, Devonport Regeneration Community Partnership, local artists and historians, and the City Museum (now The Box).

The Heritage Trail is way-marked by over 70 numbered and themed Devonport Plaques, designed by Cornish artists Gary and Thomas Thrussell. Some of these are off the main route, but are identified at their nearest trail stop for those who wish to search them out.

The Trail has sections which are easier to traverse and more accessible than others. In the app, we suggest alternative routes to avoid steps, cobbles or steep hills, for those with limited mobility or using wheelchairs. The routes selected guide you along pavements with dropped kerbs and crossings, so follow the map carefully if needed.

Strand Street car park is a free car park positioned by the start of the trail.

This trail is available in the free Plymouth Trails app



Download the original 2011 leaflet and information here.

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