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Plymouth Travel Guide: 304 reviews and 639 photos

Home Sweet Home.

Old Plymouth, Olde Englande.
Can tell you a lot about this place. Spent my entire 'whelping-time' here. This is my nearest home city
Can tell you the best things to do in one day, one week or an entire month, if you so find yourself trapped. At first glimpse, you would think nothing of this city, but be prepared to get away from the city centre to appreciate this place. Do not come down here and expect any fabulous towers, just a lot of history and the great culture. Want more info, I can definitely give it to you. Send me a message. I'll help with any itineries, questions or problems.

Naval History At Its Finest

A Major Port, this city has a proud and extensive naval history. Everywhere you go, you will find it. As it happens, you cannot miss it. Most, if not all, of the publics houses around here have a nautical theme in some way, as do a great deal of local traditions and customs. Do not come here and not visit the sea-front sections of the city. Just head down to the Barbican and Hoe areas, overlooking the sea and just walk around, get lost, and see some great sights!

For a guided tour of the Barbican & Hoe areas, check out the travelogue.

Get Away From The City Centre

Upon first arrival, Plymouth will strike you as a commercial city, after all, the entire city centre is pedestrianised. However, with the exception of Truro, this is the most South West of all of Englands cities and is nestled right in the middle of every environment you could possibly want. Use Plymouth as a base from which to launch excursions to the nearby coutryside. It has everything for everybody - Beaches, Historical Houses, Woodlands, Moorlands, Tors, Rivers and Rural Villages!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet, Rural, Historical, Cultural, Beautifully Scenic
  • Cons:Quiet, Rural, if you do not like this - I do!
  • In a nutshell:A Successful Mix Of The Old And The New
  • Intro Updated Feb 14, 2003
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  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2004 at 12:00 PM

    Hi John, Great page, must try out some of your restaurant recommendations. I have a ski slope tip too!!! Well Done

  • MURRA's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2004 at 8:02 AM

    just got back plymouth is a great city ,all south coast great climate

  • Jeanlyon's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2003 at 3:05 PM

    Good info on Plymouth - isn't Devon wonderful!

  • Jan 16, 2003 at 7:08 PM

    nice page...good info..why no picture is present in night life..instead I can see Taj which is in India

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2002 at 1:03 PM

    Excellent travelogue on Plymouth and it was a real trip down the seafront with the sea air and spray too!!! Thanks for refreshing memories of my trip there in September 2002!!!

  • frantz's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2002 at 1:35 PM

    Love the Barbican area, easy to get there, cross the Tamar with the "Red Pig"from Wales.

  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2002 at 1:29 PM

    Brilliant start with nice photos. Impatiently waiting for more ... :-)

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