The Guardian, Seaside cyclers - harbour to hoe

The Guardian, Seaside cyclers - harbour to hoe

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73 Brewhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Lesley Gillilan of The Guardian stayed at 73 Brewhouse, using it as her base to explore Plymouth's historical hotspots by cycle.

What the Guardian said:

"The short urban ride from Plymouth's Barbican harbour to Royal William Yard can take less than half an hour, but it's a great introduction to Britain's 'Ocean City' - its rich maritime history, its two river estuaries (the Plym and the Tamar) and the watery splendour of Plymouth Sound, one of the world's finest natural harbours...

"I started at Royal William Yard, an iconic 18th century victualling depot now being redeveloped as an urban waterfront village.  

"Nipping around the Royal Citadel, a 17th century fort still in use, the ride drops down the cobbled streets and the salty quays of the Barbican's Elizabethan harbour, where cafe tables spill onto waterfront pavements, fishing boats jostle with super yachts and flags fly over the Mayflower steps.  

"From here you can take the ferry back to Royal William Yard, or push on to the National Trust's magnificent Georgian mansion at Saltram, via a section of the Plym valley trail.

"Later, back at Royal William Yard, I took another detour to Admiral's Head, where I boarded the little ferry that chugs its way across the Tamar Estuary into Cornwall and the Mount Edgcumbe Estate.  With 865 acres of country park, the estate offer miles of free, easy off-road cycling - lined with picturesque ruins woodland, deer park, forts and view across the Bay.
 

"Where to stay:

In Royal William Yard, a choice of loft-style apartments is offered by Blue Chip Holidays including 73 Brewhouse, a duplex with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and views of the harbour."    

Places to stay in Royal William Yard, including 73 Brewhouse 

73 Brewhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

Lesley Gillilan of The Guardian stayed at 73 Brewhouse, using it as her base to explore Plymouth's historical hotspots by cycle.

What the Guardian said:

"The short urban ride from Plymouth's Barbican harbour to Royal William Yard can take less than half an hour, but it's a great introduction to Britain's 'Ocean City' - its rich maritime history, its two river estuaries (the Plym and the Tamar) and the watery splendour of Plymouth Sound, one of the world's finest natural harbours...

"I started at Royal William Yard, an iconic 18th century victualling depot now being redeveloped as an urban waterfront village.  

"Nipping around the Royal Citadel, a 17th century fort still in use, the ride drops down the cobbled streets and the salty quays of the Barbican's Elizabethan harbour, where cafe tables spill onto waterfront pavements, fishing boats jostle with super yachts and flags fly over the Mayflower steps.  

"From here you can take the ferry back to Royal William Yard, or push on to the National Trust's magnificent Georgian mansion at Saltram, via a section of the Plym valley trail.

"Later, back at Royal William Yard, I took another detour to Admiral's Head, where I boarded the little ferry that chugs its way across the Tamar Estuary into Cornwall and the Mount Edgcumbe Estate.  With 865 acres of country park, the estate offer miles of free, easy off-road cycling - lined with picturesque ruins woodland, deer park, forts and view across the Bay.
 

"Where to stay:

In Royal William Yard, a choice of loft-style apartments is offered by Blue Chip Holidays including 73 Brewhouse, a duplex with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and views of the harbour."    

Places to stay in Royal William Yard, including 73 Brewhouse 

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