{"LocationDetails":{"Id":87,"Name":"Plymouth","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Plymouth apartments \u0026amp; holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDid you know...Sir Francis Drake was once Mayor of Plymouth?\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThose who choose to visit Plymouth are in for a treat. Overlooking its famous harbour, the striking city of Plymouth is entwined with Britain\u0026rsquo;s maritime past \u0026ndash; and continues to play a vast role in its nautical world today. From nostalgic Barbican, to the modern Drake\u0026rsquo;s Circus shopping centre and the sweeping views from the Hoe \u0026ndash; a day spent in Plymouth combines the best of all worlds.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eA 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 \u0026ndash; and it even has its own lighthouse for an even higher vantage point.\u003cbr /\u003e\r\n\u003cbr /\u003e\r\nPlymouth\u0026rsquo;s naval base - HMNB Devonport \u0026ndash; 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. 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The Vue has its own car park at the Barbican Leisure Complex, and there are child and family tickets to take advantage of.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere are special discounted mornings for children on Saturdays and Sundays and every day during school holidays, so if you need a way to keep the little ones entertained until lunchtime they can watch a film for just \u0026pound;1.75. On the other hand, if you fancy keeping it just for the grown ups there are special over 18 screenings so you can enjoy that film you\u0026rsquo;ve been looking forward to without any distraction (unless you sit next to the token noisy eater...).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eFor an even better experience at Plymouth Vue you can upgrade to a VIP ticket and enjoy a larger seat with the best view in the house. 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There are dozens of climbs to tackle, and they vary in difficulty to make for an interesting day\u0026rsquo;s climbing. The crag is divided into two, High Man and Low Man, and no matter which of them you climb it\u0026rsquo;ll be fantastic. If you head to the back of the tor you\u0026rsquo;ll find a choice of more than 30 impressive routes reaching up to 80 feet in height, so you\u0026rsquo;ll be spoilt for choice at this Dartmoor beauty spot.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEach of the routes is protected, but keep your eyes open for the visitors that choose the easy way and walk up! It\u0026rsquo;s not possible to see Low Man from the road, but you\u0026rsquo;ll find around 25 routes to choose from, and they range from Severe to the Higher Extremes. Haytor is one of the busier spots for a climb in Devon, and it attracts thousands of visitors every week \u0026ndash; especially during the tourist season.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eHaytor is west facing and is a granite rock, and it\u0026rsquo;s home to some of Dartmoor\u0026rsquo;s longest and most popular routes. Haytor is perfect for the sub-E1 climber, while Low Man has more to offer those on E2 and above. Interrogation and aviation are a must! Haytor has many easy grades too, so it\u0026rsquo;s always been a popular choice with younger climbers and school parties. 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The attraction is open to visitors between March and October, but photography is not permitted in any part of the Royal Citadel. Also, as it\u0026rsquo;s a military establishment visitors are asked not to bring large bags or dogs with them.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Royal Citadel is located on Plymouth Hoe, and entry is \u0026pound;5 for adults and \u0026pound;4 for children. The Royal Citadel looks down across Plymouth Sound and was built on the site of an earlier fort constructed Sir Francis Drake\u0026rsquo;s time. The Royal Citadel was England\u0026rsquo;s most important defence for more than a century and has been repeatedly strengthened over the years since its completion in 1666. 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Adrenalin Quarry is the only attraction of its kind that doesn\u0026rsquo;t need booking in advance, and there\u0026rsquo;s no age limit either (the youngest ever to ride it was just 4 and the oldest an impressive 94).\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePut off lying on the beach for a day and grab the opportunity to brave this spectacular experience. You\u0026rsquo;ll reach a speed of 40mph as you glide between cliff faces on this once in a lifetime zip wire ride. There\u0026rsquo;s no fuss, just the opportunity to turn up, jump and have an exhilarating time. Adrenalin coursing through your veins aside, the ride is also a lovely chance to see Cornwall\u0026rsquo;s views from a whole new angle, but given the fact that you\u0026rsquo;ll be whooshing high above a pool of water you\u0026rsquo;ll be forgiven for having other things on your mind.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow it\u0026rsquo;s time for the stats, the zip wire is 490m long, 50m high and reaches 40mph. The attraction is open in any weather, although it closes during the winter so check the Adrenalin Quarry website for more information. If you want to save time when you get there you can fill in the forms you need to sign online before you get there. 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The imposing building is home to a series of exhibitions that change frequently, so the gallery is constantly showcasing a wide range of artwork.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum\u0026rsquo;s permanent galleries are home to thousands of fascinating artefacts from around the world, including objects from Africa, Asia and Europe. Find out the secrets behind living and dying in Ancient Egypt, explore the wonders of natural history and learn about what shaped Plymouth into the city it is today. The first floor of the museum houses a stunning decorative art collection, and the China Collection gallery is vibrant space that will catch the eyes of visitors of all ages.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003ePlymouth Museum and Art Gallery hosts regular talks and events throughout the year. Admission to them is free but they are ticketed due to popular demand, call 01752 304774 for tickets to any events. All talks begin at 1.10pm and will last for 45 minutes. Have you got half an hour to enjoy an overview of the museum\u0026rsquo;s ever-changing exhibitions and collections? 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The house is Plymouth\u0026rsquo;s best example of a surviving 16\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e / 17\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century building and some of its most interesting features include a beautiful Trelawney mantelpiece which dates back to the 17\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century, gold painted shop signs that date back to the 19\u003csup\u003eth\u003c/sup\u003e century and an enormous doll\u0026rsquo;s house.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s even a Victorian school room so children can see just how different learning would have been during the Victorian era so there\u0026rsquo;s something for all ages in the house. There\u0026rsquo;s also a Blitz room which offers visitors an insight into what life in Plymouth was like during the air raids.\u0026nbsp; The house is open between April and October, and it\u0026#39;s closed every Sunday and Monday (except Bank Holidays). 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The gardens are Grade I listed and for the most part they\u0026rsquo;re free to wander around if the house isn\u0026rsquo;t open or you just want to enjoy the scenery. Look out for the National Camelia Collection as it\u0026rsquo;s beautiful. There is a fee to enter the Earl\u0026rsquo;s Garden.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe house was first built during the 1500s and was carefully restored at the end of World War Two. The house was the first of its kind in the country to be built to enjoy the surroundings rather than as a defensive building, so expect fantastic views across Devon and Cornwall.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eIf you\u0026rsquo;re ever on a Plymouth holiday you can take the foot ferry across the river to Cornwall in just a few minutes and you\u0026rsquo;ll land pretty much at the foot of the gardens \u0026ndash; so bear this attraction in mind if you\u0026rsquo;re ever staying in the area.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3543,"LocationLongitude":-4.17591,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/08/mount-edgecumbe.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"cornwall/kingsand-cawsand/mount-edgcumbe-house","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/08/mount-edgecumbe.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Torpoint Ferry","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere aren\u0026rsquo;t many ferries that ship passengers from one county to another, and this one does it in just a few minutes. 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South West Balloon Flights offer the chance to see one of the UK\u0026rsquo;s most scenic locations from a whole new perspective and experience the thrill of flying at the same time. Flight times last around 45 minutes, although as fliers are welcome to help set up the balloon and pack it away at the end the whole experience usually lasts for up to 4 hours.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eBalloon flights are an exciting way to see some of the South West\u0026rsquo;s most recognised locations and (as if you won\u0026rsquo;t already feel swish enough) they can be made even more special with extras such as champagne to sip as you glide high above the world. 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This beautiful little corner of the coast has everything you need to enjoy a beachy day in a beautiful setting.\u0026nbsp;There are two beaches in Portwrinkle, and the east beach (Finnygook Beach) is a favourite with experienced surfers and those on family beach holidays.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach may only be 18 miles from Devon\u0026#39;s Plymouth but it showcases the surf that\u0026#39;s made Cornwall famous. There\u0026#39;s a little cafe on the cliffs above this beach that\u0026#39;s always a great place to have something to eat and watch the surfers enjoying the waves, and it\u0026#39;s just the place for that cup of hot chocolate and a cheeky cake.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll find toilets and two car parks (one is owned by the council and the other one is private), and there\u0026#39;s a seasonal dog ban enforced at Portwrinkle\u0026#39;s West Beach so pets can only join you between October and Easter. 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