7 Things to do in Plymouth
Visiting Plymouth soon? Make sure you add these 7 things to do in Plymouth on your to your list!
Usually referred to as the “hoe”, this is a large public park facing the ocean. Why not bring a basket and have a picnic with some friends? Or simply just enjoy strolling through the park – maybe bring your furry friend(s) for a stroll.
Plymouth is home to a famous 18th century lighthouse. The lighthouse mainly operated during the range of 1759-1877 and now memorializes its designer in Plymouth Hoe. The lighthouse has a whopping 93 steps – and calls for a great view over the ocean and Plymouth.. If you’d like to climb its £4 per adult, or £2 for a child. Children that are under five are free, and family tickets (2 adults/3 children) are available for £12. Student and Senior tickets are available at £3 with valid I.D.
Post Plymouth Hoe – why not visit the Royal Citadel? It’s easy to spot from Plymouth Hoe and is in fact still used currently by the English Military. Tickets can be booked prior to your visit online, however tickets can aslo be bought in person if available. Prices are £6 for adults and £4 for children (those under 14). The lawn has “Welcome to Plymouth” carved into the grass – makes for a great photo!
Barbican & Sutton Harbor
Be sure to check out the Barbican Harbor just beyond the Royal Citadel. Great for a casual stroll, or if you’re in the search for some tasty food there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to pick from.
Don’t leave Plymouth without visiting the historic steps where the Mayflower Ship to the New World departed. A must see for any Americans visiting.
Plymouth Gin Distillery
There are three different tours you can take.
- The Plymouth Gin Distillery Tour for £7 lasting forty minutes.
- The Connoisseur Tour for £20 lasting an hour and a half.
- Master Distillery Tour for 4£0 lasting two and a half hours.
Royal William Yard
If you’ve got the time, and up for a stroll, why not visit Royal William Yard? Located about 30 minutes by foot from Plymouth Hoe. There are also local buses that you can pay for to take you there or use your plus bus ticket. Royal William Yard is filled with restaurants, bars, shops and a great view!
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