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Privateers, Pioneers, Pilgrims and Liberators – The Plymouth Story

Tel: 07739667543

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Privateers, Pioneers, Pilgrims and Liberators – The Plymouth Story

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The Highlights:

  • The Barbican, Plymouth’s Elizabethan harbour. Embarkation point for many voyages of discovery.
  • The Mayflower Steps, departure point of the Pilgrims headed for the New World
  • Plymouth Hoe, with its spectacular views and distinctive lighthouse.
  • Plymouth’s famous gin distillery, formerly a friary and lodging house for the Mayflower pilgrims.
  • Elizabethan merchant’s houses, narrow cobbled streets, traditional harbour.


The Guided Tour

A 3 km walk which starts and ends at the Barbican, Plymouth’s historic Elizabethan seaport, on streets, many of which would still be recognisable to Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh and the ship’s company of the Mayflower. In England of the 1500’s, the seaport of Plymouth was buzzing with activity. With their experience of Atlantic crossings and global navigation the seafarers of Plymouth were the natural choice to command the Navy against the mighty Spanish Armada. This expertise made Plymouth the final departure point for the Mayflower’s journey to the New World in 1620.


Tour Duration

2 hours



£15 per person (or £150 for private tour)

Min. 4 and Max. 20 group size


Delivered By

​Ian Newman MITG, Britain’s Best Heritage Tours

Britain’s Best Heritage Tours (BBH Tours) is a partnership of Blue Badge Guides (Britain’s premier qualification for professional guides), specialising in tours in the South West and Heart of England. Ian was brought up in Plymouth in the Tamar Valley, the natural border between Devon and Cornwall. BBH Tours organise Driver-Guided tours for small groups in luxury vehicles as well as town and city walks and country hikes.

Telephone: 07739667543



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Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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