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Things to do in Plymouth

Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractionsactivitiesshoppingentertainment and sightseeing. Come rain or shine you'll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding countryside and marine environment beyond.

There are well-known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore across Plymouth's many unique areas and districts. Wander the Barbican's quaint cobbled quayside following in the Mayflower Pilgrims' footsteps or visit the National Marine Aquarium with its deepwater fish tanks.

Sample Plymouth's finest export at the Plymouth Gin Distillery or take a boat trip around the Sound from the Mayflower Steps. There's more family fun to be had up on the Hoe where you can climb the iconic Smeaton's Tower lighthouse, take the plunge at Tinside Lido, our restored Art Deco swimming pool or simply take in the panoramic view of busy boating activity from this stunning natural amphitheatre.

Further afield you can stroll round the many stately homes and gardens, get up close to some big cats at Dartmoor Zoological Park, or go for a hike or bike ride through the magnificent Dartmoor National Park.

Plymouth is also located at the mouth of the River Tamar, set in the UK's youngest area of outstanding natural beauty. Unspoilt and still relatively unknown, the Tamar Valley retains it's unique character and beauty. Take the Tamar Valley Train or a boat trip, it's well worth exploring the surrounding area.

Visitors to Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City, can enjoy many days out with the whole family as some of the most popular attractions cater for all.

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This page is based on content that originated from Visit Plymouth (adapted)

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