Best Family Activity: Bring the kids for a quick round of pitch and putt at West Hoe Park or simply soak up the natural environs of this beautiful amenity.
Best Sight: The most magical sight in Plymouth is undoubtedly Sunset on The Hoe. Allow yourself to be captivated by the glory of the setting sun over Plymouth Sound.
The museum's natural history collection consists of over 150,000 specimens of insects, birds, mammals, skeletons, plants, fossils and rocks. Many prehistoric artefacts from Dartmoor, important Bronze Age and Iron Age material from Mount Batten and artefacts from ancient Egypt and other ancient cultures of Europe and the Middle East. The Art Gallery boasts ever-changing art displays and exhibitions showcasing local and international art.
The Barbican is Plymouth's old harbour area. It has retained much of the architecture and charm of an old fishing town and port.
A vibrant and interesting area, originally home to Plymouth's fish market and still home to many fishermen, The Barbican contains all manner of shops and businesses to explore.
Start your coastal tour with Plymouth’s superb natural harbour. A walk along Plymouth’s Waterfront Walkway allows you to explore the history and magnificent setting of the maritime city. Beyond this you can continue along the rest of the South West Coast Path and take in the dramatic views of the sea, a picturesque harbour or river estuary.
Why not relax and take a boat trip along the coast and into the rivers Yealm and Tamar, or cross into the ancient kingdom of Cornwall with its smuggler's coves and quaint fishing villages.
Discover an exciting new world where science and conservation come to life in the ocean experience of a lifetime. Take the plunge beneath the waves and enter an alien world where towering reefs and fish-packed coral seas are home to awe-inspiring experience. Guaranteed to open your eyes - and change the way you look at the sea forever.
The Dartmoor National Park is one of the finest unspoilt landscapes in the UK. The coastal footpaths are exceptional, offering magnificent views. Horse riding is also available throughout the area.
Originally sited on the Eddystone Rocks, this amazing lighthouse was moved stone by stone to its present site on Plymouth Hoe in the late 1880s. Smeatons Tower has been Plymouth's most famous landmark since then. Climb the 93 steps and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view over the city and beyond. Visit Smeatons Gallery at nearby Plymouth Dome to learn more about the history of the Eddystone Lighthouses.
The South West's premiere entertainment, leisure and conference centre attracting visitors to its arena, fun pool and ice rink.
The Eden Project is a large-scale environmental complex in Cornwall. Located in a recycled china clay pit, The Eden Project has quickly become one of the most popular visitor attractions in the United Kingdom. The complex includes two sets of giant interconnected transparent domes made of ETFE cushions, each emulating a natural biome, that house plant species from around the world.
The Hoe has many superb sites including the Royal Citadel, Smeaton's Tower lighthouse - rebuilt from its original base 14 miles out to sea, and the four and a half million ton granite and limestone...Why not take a swim in the Art Deco Tinside Lido on Plymouth Hoe or dip your toes in the sea at one of the many superb beaches to be found close to the city. The majestic sweep of Whitsand Bay to the west and Bigbury Bay to the east are both just a short journey away.