Attractions and Places to Visit in Plymouth

Plymouth has gems other cities only dream about – the spectacular natural harbour of Plymouth Sound, unspoiled rivers and moorland on our boundaries and nearby sandy beaches, not to mention world class theatre, top night clubs, great food, a wonderful waterfront and a great lifestyle. We want everyone to get the most out of their time here.

The Museum Service looks after five historic buildings, over 300,000 artefacts, 80,000 photographs and a number of historic collections. Changing exhibitions, lunchtime talks and holiday workshops are held at the City Museum and Art Gallery throughout the year.

Plymouth’s old port area is now a bustling community of specialist shops, craft workshops and art galleries. The Pilgrim Fathers departure for the New World is commemorated here at the Mayflower Steps. A free walking guide ‘The historic Plymouth Trail – Barbican’ is available from the Tourist Information Centre.

Discover Plymouth’s marine heritage, take a trip to Sutton Harbour and the Barbican, Royal William Yard or Mount Batten – all of which can be reached by ferries and water taxis as well as by bus and on foot.

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Barbican and Sutton Harbour

Whether it’s dazzling views you seek, a new dining or shopping experience you’re keen to enjoy or just want to learn some history, Plymouth’s Waterfront destinations offer something for everyone.
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City Museum and Art Gallery

City Museum and Art Gallery

Close to Plymouth’s city centre this exciting regional museum has permanent galleries featuring objects from its world cultures, ancient Egypt, archaeology, maritime and local history...
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Royal William Yard

Royal William Yard

Designed by Victorian architect Sir John Rennie and constructed between 1825 and 1831, Royal William Yard is steeped in history. Considered to be one of the most important groups of historic...
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