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Places of interest

It is likely that your loved one will be in hospital for up to 10 days. As a carer, we recognise that you may need time to relax and re-charge your batteries during your stay in Plymouth.

For those new to Plymouth, it is a leading destination in South West England and Devon and Cornwall’s largest city and is an extraordinary blend of vibrant modern city and historic seafaring port. Plymouth is home to world famous heritage sites like Plymouth Hoe and Mayflower Steps. In the Barbican, you can experience centuries of maritime tradition. Or you can take to the sea with a choice of boat-trips, fishing and scuba diving. On its doorstep lies Dartmoor, one of the finest and largest National Parks in Britain.

Tourist information



The Barbican

Plymouth Barbican is the city’s historic heart. Visit the 16th century Merchants House Museum, or the Elizabethan House. The Mayflower Steps are the symbolic leaving point for the New World in 1620 by the Pilgrim Fathers. Also worth a visit is Plymouth Gin Distillery, England’s oldest working distillery and the National Marine Aquarium.

If you fancy a boat trip, take a cruise into Plymouth Sound and up the River Tamar, past the Devonport Royal Dockyards, with its frigates and nuclear submarines.

The Hoe is best known as the place where Sir Francis Drake was playing a game of bowls when England was about to be invaded by The Spanish Armada.

Merchants House
33 St Andrews Street, Plymouth
+44 (0) 1752 304774

Elizabethan House
32 New Street, The Barbican, Plymouth
+44 (0) 1752 304774 / 304380

Plymouth Gin Distillery
60 Southside Street
The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LQ
+44 (0)1752 665292

National Marine Aquarium
Rope Walk, Plymouth PL4 0LF
+44 (0)1752 600 301

Tamar Cruising & Cremyll Ferry
Cremyll Quay, Torpoint PL10 1HX
+44 (0) 1752 822105

Houses and Gardens

Take the Cremyll foot ferry to the formal gardens and parkland of Mount Edgcumbe. Or enjoy the stately homes and fabulous gardens of Saltram, Buckland Abbey or Cotehele. Or for history in the making, visit the Eden Project, the living theatre of plants.

Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park
Torpoint PL10 1HZ
+44 (0) 1752 822236

Saltram House
Plympton, Plymouth PL7 1UH
+44 (0)1752 333500

Buckland Abbey
+44 (0)1822 853607

Cotehele House
Saltash PL12 6TA
+44 (0)1579 351346

Dartmoor National Park

To see what's special about Dartmoor and how to get the best experience when visiting the area, go to www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk.

Dartmoor Safaris
Spend a day discovering all that Dartmoor has to offer. See England's last wilderness, wildlfe, birds and scenery. Visit bronze age sites and climb a Tor.

Dartmoor Safaris
42 St Georges Terrace, Plymouth PL2 1HS
+44 (0)1752 500567

The Garden House
'You'd be mad to miss it!' - Alan Titchmarsh.
An enchanting 8-acre garden on the western edge of Dartmoor. Terraced walled garden around 16th century ruins. Rhododendrons, camellias and spring bulbs, including snowdrops and erythroniums. Naturalistic herbaceous planting in cottage, quarry and South African gardens gives glorious colour all season. Wisteria bridges, dovecote, acer glade, children's trail, Georgian tearooms, plant sales centre. Winter snowdrop walks by arrangement.

The Garden House
PL20 7LQ
+44 (0) 1822 854769


There are three cinemas in Plymouth. The Vue Cinema and the ABC show mainstream films. The Arts Centre shows foreign language, non mainstream and some mainstream fringe films.

Vue Cinema Plymouth
Barbican Leisure, Plymouth
+44 (0) 871 224 0240

ABC Cinema - Odeon
Derry's Cross, Plymouth
+44 (0) 871 224 4007

Plymouth Arts Centre
38 Looe Street, Plymouth
+44 (0) 1752 206114

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