Although there are a vast range of places to visit in Devon, the larger towns and cities in this area of South West England do have an advantage, and you’ll never be short of things to do if you choose Plymouth as the destination for your next holiday.
One of the first things you’ll be struck by on a visit here is the maritime history, which includes links with the fishing industry, the provision of a military harbour, and its links with famous voyages and explorers. You could explore the historic deep water harbour called Plymouth Sound, and walk around the Barbican area to see the Mayflower Steps. From here, pilgrims left Plymouth for America on a famous voyage, and the town also remembers Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe on the Golden Hind. You can find out about these voyages, and other maritime adventures at the Mayflower Exhibition.
Plymouth is also a great place to visit for family friendly attractions, including leisure and entertainment centres, Plymouth Hoe, Tinside Lido, and the National Marine Aquarium. You’ll also find excellent beaches at Mothecombe, Borisand, and Whitsand Bay, and boat trips are available that travel to Drake’s Island and the Naval Dockyards. Plymouth is also ideally located for exploring Dartmoor National Park and the Zoological Park, which all the family will enjoy. Adult friendly fun hasn’t been forgotten either, so don’t forget to explore the Blackfriars Distillery, and learn about the famous Plymouth Gin.
This is just a snapshot of the things to see and do in this historic city of Plymouth. If you want to find out more, why not book into a large 4 star hotel, waterfront apartment, guesthouse, or ‘green accommodation’, and experience all the city has to offer for yourself.