Plymouth Hoe, or ‘the Hoe’, is a large grassy park which opened in 1817. It offers stunning views over the town and Plymouth Sound and is very popular on sunny days, with people enjoying picnics or taking a dip in the Tinside Lido. You’ll also find the iconic Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse here. At the eastern end of the Hoe you’ll find The Royal Citadel, the most impressive 17th century fortress in Britain.
National Marine Aquarium
Located adjacent to the Barbican, this is the UK's largest aquarium and offers superb educational programs and displays, including more than 70 sharks from 10 different species.
In the narrow cobbled streets of The Barbican, you’ll find lots of shops to explore, and an array of fantastic restaurants to dine in. You’ll also be able to visit the Elizabethan gardens, Plymouth Arts Centre, and the Barbican Theatre.
To the west of Plymouth city centre, Devonport is a Royal Dockyard, which was established in 1691.
The Devonport Heritage Trail is a great way to explore the area, while the Waterfront Walkway offers good sightseeing for all ages and abilities. Devonport dockyard is also a great place to grab a bite to eat, with some very popular restaurants overlooking the water.
Just a 15 minute drive from Plymouth, the Dartmoor National Park is one of the last great wildernesses in the UK with an inspirational landscape of heather clad moors and rugged tors.
Cornwall is an extremely popular holiday destination. The county is a very short drive away, just over the Tamar bridge from Plymouth. Cornwall boasts some of the worlds best surfing beaches, such as Newquay and Polzeath, as well as an array of other attractions, such as the Eden Project.