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.