Visit the City of Plymouth

Visit the City of Plymouth

General Information about Plymouth

Interesting historic city

Plymouth is located in the south west of England in the county of Devon. It is one of the most famous maritime cities in the United Kingdom, in fact, despite suffering relentless and devastating bombing raids, its port was a key part in securing the Allied victory in the Second World War. It also has a population of around 250,000 inhabitants.

The city can be divided into three major areas, one of the oldest is called the Barbican, a city with narrow streets and Victorian buildings; another area called Plymouth Hoe, with a large promenade frequently visited by tourists and, finally, the modern section of the city that was rebuilt after the war.

Oil painting of Plymouth harbour
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park gardens in Plymouth

Plymouth Tourism

A beautiful place to walk along the coast and take photos of the beautiful views and is the place where the Mayflower Steps is located. This is a monument that refers to the first settlers who left the shores of England to explore the New World, this monument is a portico of Doric columns made with Portland stone in 1934, from this precise spot you can enjoy some wonderful views across the bay of Plymouth Sound.

A great area to spend the summer and enjoy those amazing views is the area around Plymouth Hoe, this is where one of the world's most famous lighthouses is located and from where you can enjoy views of Plymouth Sound, Drake Island and Hamoaze.

If you are looking for a bit of history and appreciate some peace and quiet, the best options are to visit The Royal Citadel, Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and Elizabethan Gardens, these are ideal visits for a day out with family or friends.

Other places of interest are the Plymouth Gin Distillery, a well-known self-made distillery in Plymouth and Buckland Abbey, which is noted for its impressive gardens and the stunning 700 year old house carefully preserved and maintained by the National Trust

Leisure visits to Plymouth

If you are looking to take in a good show, you must visit the Theatre Royal Plymouth, which is always well attended and is highly recommended. To enjoy a good meal, a reservation at the Zuzimo restaurant is a good idea, with a wide variety of dishes on its menu, including exquisite fresh fish. One of the stand out meals in the area is found at the Honicknowle Fish and Chips restaurant, which has proudly been awarded the traditional Fish and Chips quality award.

Another item on the annual schedule for the area is the Plymouth Seafood Festival, which is held in September and brings together prestigious chefs who will delight you with their very tasty dishes. They even get involved with some hands-on cooking activities for the kids.

Now on the other hand, if what you like is a bit of excitement and an adrenaline rush, then Plymouth Karting is the ideal activity for you. It is one of the most popular venues in Plymouth and caters for both adults and children.

Annual Seafood Festival in Plymouth