Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions, activities, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing. Visit The Box, Plymouth’s new museum, art gallery and cultural centre.
There are well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore across Plymouth’s many unique areas and districts. Wander the Barbican’s quaint cobbled quayside following in the Mayflower Pilgrims’ footsteps or visit the National Marine Aquarium with its deepwater fish tanks.
Sample Plymouth’s finest export at the Plymouth Gin Distillery or take a boat trip around the Sound from the Mayflower Steps. There’s more family fun to be had up on the Hoe where you can climb the iconic Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse, take the plunge at Tinside Lido, our restored Art Deco swimming pool or simply take in the panoramic view of busy boating activity from this stunning natural amphitheatre.
Welcome to Plymouth
Plymouth Hoe & The Sound
A breath-taking panorama, no trip to Plymouth is complete without a visit to Plymouth Hoe. With unbeatable views across Plymouth Sound, it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny day.
The Box is Plymouth's new museum, art gallery and cultural centre. ‘Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy’ is the national commemorative exhibition for the Mayflower 400 anniversary.
Elizabethan House & Gardens
On Plymouth's historic Barbican, you'll find an ancient doorway to 32 New Street which takes you back in time to Drake's Plymouth. This beautiful house is being expertly restored for the Mayflower 400 anniversary and is set to be one of the key legacy projects for Britain’s Ocean City, due to open in summer 2021.
Royal William Yard
Designed by Victorian architect Sir John Rennie and constructed between 1825 and 1831, Royal William Yard is steeped in history. It is now a thriving hub for many Plymouth businesses and retailers and one of Plymouth’s premier lifestyle destinations.
Privateers, Pioneers, Pilgrims and Liberators Tour
A walk which starts and ends at the Barbican, Plymouth’s historic Elizabethan seaport, on streets, many of which would still be recognisable to Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh and the ship’s company of the Mayflower.
Historic Plymouth Walking Tour
This walking tour will give you a fascinating history of this remarkable place, with many of the original buildings from the 15th and 16th Centuries still standing. This is a tour which will inspire and enthrall and is not to be missed.
Discovering the Original Plymouth Tour
I’ll share with you some of the classic 1950's architecture of the rebuilt city of Plymouth UK, what remains of the medieval old town around Sutton Harbour and the scenic grandeur of the expanse of Plymouth Hoe, with stories about shipwrecks, ‘free trading’ and Elizabethan seafarers.
Plymouth Port of Departure Tour
Enjoy breathtaking views of Plymouth Sound and waterfront whilst strolling across Plymouth Hoe. See Sir Francis Drake’s statue and the Armada Memorial with stories of exploration, discovery and heroism. Visit cobbled streets around Sutton Harbour and the Barbican’s Elizabethan buildings familiar to the Pilgrim Fathers, who stayed here before journeying to the ‘New World’ on the Mayflower’.