Plymouth Holiday Cottages
Did you know...Sir Francis Drake was once Mayor of Plymouth?
Those who choose Plymouth holidays 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. Plymouth holiday cottages place their guests in the centre of fascinating history, impressive family attractions and timeless sights, for a truly unforgettable holiday! 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.
- Warships can often be sighted from Plymouth Hoe
- Many Americans celebrate Thanksgiving in Plymouth each year
- The British Firework Championships are held on Plymouth Hoe in August
Plymouth Tourist Information
A Plymouth holiday 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’s.
Plymouth Family Attractions
Families enjoying Plymouth holidays will find no end of attractions to visit throughout their stay. The National Marine Aquarium at Barbican is a great chance to explore the underwater world without getting wet, although visitors should beware of the sharks! The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery offers an insight into Plymouth’s fascinating history and maritime connections, and children love an outing to the ice rink and pool at Plymouth Pavilions.
Eating Out in Plymouth
Guests of Blue Chip Holiday’s self-catering Plymouth holiday cottages will be faced with endless choices for eating out, whether as a family or on the go. Plymouth has emerged as a strong provider of impressive eateries in recent times, particularly around Barbican and the waterfront. Its working harbour and coastal location give Plymouth a strong advantage when it comes to the fresh seafood available, and many of its restaurants serve local produce and West Country favourites.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage has become synonymous with the very best of rural dining, and his restaurants are dedicated to ethical food made with passion. River Cottage Canteen and Deli is a great place to sample Devon’s produce, and it’s set in the historic Royal William Yard.
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Beach Holidays in Plymouth
Beach holidays in Plymouth offer several out-of-the-way beaches and coves to choose from, such as Jennycliff, Mothecombe and Bovisand. Jennycliff beach allows dogs throughout the year and offers views of Drakes Island. Bovisand beach is a family favourite, and this expanse of sand is well sheltered by cliffs and includes facilities and refreshments close by. Mothecombe holds the Marine Conservation Society Award, and its sands are often quieter than some of Plymouth’s other choices. It includes car parking, a refreshment kiosk and toilets, and certain areas of the beach are open to dogs all year round.