Things to do / Places of interest
Within the City
The Barbican. Home to Plymouth’s historic old port and fishing harbour as well as the award winning Gin Distillery. With many cafes, pubs, restaurants and small shops the small cobbled streets await you. Water taxis regularly cross to Mount Batten and there are boat trips around Plymouth Sound or up the River Tamar. Other boat trips are on offer during summer months.
Plymouth Gin Distillery. Book a tour of the oldest working gin distillery in the country, recently given a Silver Award from Visit England.
Plymouth Pavilions. This venue hosts tour dates for some of the UK’s best known names in comedy and music as well as being a large conference venue.
Plymouth Theatre Royal. The city’s theatre stages the whole spectrum of performances including the big West End productions.
National Marine Aquarium. The UK’s largest aquarium is run as a charity which in their own words is “dedicated to raising awareness of the oceans, the challenges they face and the ways in which we can all help ensure they have a sustainable future”.
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Mount Edgecumbe. Take the Cremyll ferry across to the country park where the South West Coastal Path runs along through to Cawsand and beyond. Mount Edgecumbe house is open to visitors during the summer months and there are a number of events through the year. Adventure Segway is based in the grounds.
Dartmoor: the moors cover an area of 368 square miles making up the largest and wildest area of open country in Southern England. If you fancy some active exploration there are 450 miles of public rights of way ideal for walking, cycling, horse riding, geo-caching, letterboxing….
National Trust: Saltram, Cotele and Anthony House are all grand estates within a fairly short drive. Expand that drive a little further and there are more to discover.
Eden Project: The Eden Project was built in a 160-year-old exhausted china clay quarry near St Austell, Cornwall. It was established as one of the Landmark Millennium Projects to mark the year 2000 and with its two biomes and surrounding grounds creates different environments for more than a million plants to create a story of nature connecting those plants to people. Go and explore for yourself.