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Plymouth Guide

Introduction

From history to shopping, entertainment to eating its all here in Plymouth...

The city of Plymouth is located in South Devon.  The city, which suffered heavy bombing in World War II still has many historic buildings and monuments worth visiting, but is also a vibrant city with a new modern shopping centre - Drake's Circus.  

There are no shortage of  links with famous historical people in Plymouth - Sir Francis Drake was playing a game of bowls on the Plymouth Hoe when England was about to be invaded by the Spanish Armada, Captain Cook set off on his famous journey from Plymouths Docks. Sir Walter Raleigh also set off on his journeys from Plymouth and in the Elizabethan Barbican you will see the Mayflower Steps where the Pligrim Fathers set sail for America.  To learn more about these historical events why not visit  one of the many maritime related museums in the city.

The city is a haven for water sport enthusiasts, activities include wreck diving or jet skiing.

In the evening the city comes alive with restaurants, clubs and bars. The Plymouth Royal Theatre has a varied program ranging from drama to musicals, childrens shows and more... Plymouth Pavillions has an indoor swimming pool or why not try your hand at ice skating?

Plymouth Tourist Information Centre
Plymouth Mayflower
3 - 5 The Barbican
Plymouth
PL1 2LR

Tel: 01752 306330


Derriford Hospital
Derriford Road
Crownhill
Plymouth
PL6 8DH

Tel: 0845 155 8155


Plymouth National Rail Enquiry Line - Tel:  08457 484950

Brittany Ferries Plymouth - Tel:  08705 360360

Plymouth City Airport -  Tel: 01752 204090

 

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015