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Things to do in Plymouth

The location is stunning, stretching from the beautiful coastline of the South Hams in the east to the River Tamar in the west, Plymouth’s waterfront is spectacular! The sheltered harbour is easily accessible and provides excellent conditions for watersports. This vibrant city has a full calendar of events from world class yacht races and firework extravaganzas, pop concerts and street markets. It’s plain to see why Plymouth is our go to city for 2024. 


Why holiday in Plymouth?

Whether you’re planning a romantic break or a family holiday in Plymouth, this multi-generational city has something for everyone. Here are just a few of the amazing attractions right on your doorstep: The National Marine Aquarium is (the UK’s largest), the Theatre Royal is brilliant with a calendar of regular pre-West End shows.; The Box is Plymouth’s award-winning museum and art gallery; Visit the Hoe with Smeaton’s Tower and the iconic art deco Tinside Lido right on the waterfront. Discover watersports in the sound, wild swimming and rockpooling from the beaches and awe inspiring moorland walks. Visit Dartmoor Zoo for a walk on the wild side, home of the Hollywood film “We bought a Zoo”… The list is endless, this is just a taster of places to visit in Plymouth!  

The Box, photo credit: Visit Plymouth

Discover Plymouth’s rich history

Check out the complete guide of things to do in Plymouth here. Aside from the annual events, the city is steeped in history with some beautiful historical houses including the imposing Saltram House (complete with a Ha-Ha) and Buckland Abbey which dates back some 700 years and was home to Sir Francis Drake. Visit the Mayflower Steps where, in 1620 the Pilgrim Fathers, follow their journey at the Mayflower Museum

Buckland Abbey, photo credit: Visit Plymouth

Things to do in Plymouth
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What’s on in Plymouth

Plymouth has a packed calendar of exciting events just waiting for you. Pick up some stocking fillers at the festive Christmas markets in December which line the city centre and seasonal shopping nights at the Royal William Yard. Visit Plymouth in May and tickle the taste buds at the popular Flavour Fest and enjoy the start of the Transactlantic Yacht Race.  Armed Forces Day takes place in June while the  British Firework championships are lighting up the night sky and putting a spark in the August diary. One of our favourites is the excellent Seafest in September for amazing seafood and sea-themed entertainment with cookery demos, street performers, live music and free activities for the kids. write content here

Photo credit: Visit Plymouth