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.

The Antiques Roadshow in Plymouth

Now, you’ve all seen the programme and now’s your chance to actually be part of it – The Antiques Roadshow arrives at Plymouth’s Royal William Yard on 11th June. Whether you take that ornament you’ve always wondered about along and see if it’s your lucky day or you just go along to experience the show being filmed, it’s set to...

River Cottage Canteen at Royal William Yard

Royal William Yard may be packed with a choice of restaurants and eating experiences but there’s one that stands out to visiting foodies - and that’s Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen. Right in the corner of the Brewhouse, the canteen specialises in the locally-sourced food that’s made the brand a South West sensation and a visit’s not only a great...
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