Did you know...Sir Francis Drake was once Mayor of Plymouth?

Those who choose to visit Plymouth are in for a treat. Overlooking its famous harbour, the striking city of Plymouth is entwined with Britain’s maritime past – and continues to play a vast role in its nautical world today. From nostalgic Barbican, to the modern Drake’s Circus shopping centre and the sweeping views from the Hoe – a day spent in Plymouth combines the best of all worlds.

A break in Plymouth is sure to be diverse, why not walk the footsteps of Captain Cook and Sir Francis Drake with a stroll around the Tudor buildings and medieval streets of Barbican, before visiting the restored Elizabethan gardens for a feel of the Plymouth of days gone by? Just a short walk away, Plymouth Hoe is a popular place to relax and take in the views – and it even has its own lighthouse for an even higher vantage point.

Plymouth’s naval base - HMNB Devonport – is well worth a visit on one of their Navy Days, and visitors can take the opportunity to climb onboard the naval ships and watch captivating displays. Aside from a colourful history and the advantages of a modern university city, Plymouth boasts picturesque coastlines and surrounding countryside that can only be Devon.

Le Vignoble

This is one for the wine lovers amongst you, Le Vignoble is a friendly wine lounge based in the Royal William Yard. The lounge is refreshingly unpretentious, and with more than 180 wines to choose from you’ll be welcome to stick to your favourite and enjoy the atmosphere or sample a selection and learn more about them. The wines are...

Drake's Trail

Drake’s Trail is a whole network of walking routes and cycling trails and is part of the National Cycle Network Route 27. Drake’s Trail links Tavistock, Plymouth and Yelverton and includes a wide range of Tavistock walks for all ages, levels and interests. Whether you’d like to explore the rumoured birthplace of Drake, the historic Tavistock Canal, or picturesque Yelverton...
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