Culture

Smeaton’s Tower

Smeaton’s Towers is an iconic Plymouth landmark and a much loved piece of the city’s heritage. Originally built on the Eddystone Reef in 1759, this amazing lighthouse was moved stone by stone to its present site on the Plymouth Hoe in the late 1880s. Climb the 93 steps and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view over the city and sound, and beyond. Entry costs £2.80 for adults and £1.50 for children- it can be closed for civil ceremonies to check the website before visiting.

Smeaton’s Tower is around a twenty-minute walk from Jurys Inn Plymouth.

National Marine Aquarium

Discover an exciting new world where science and conservation come to life in the ocean experience of a lifetime. Embark on a unique journey through marine environments of the world, starting with Plymouth Sound’s own aquatic life, moving on to the British coasts, the Atlantic ocean and the ‘Blue Planet’. Take the plunge beneath the waves and enter an alien world where towering reefs and fish-packed coral seas are home to awe-inspiring life.

Perfect for all ages, a day at the National Marine Aquarium is guaranteed to open your eyes and change the way you look at the sea forever! Tickets cost £14.75 for adults and £10.75 for children – family tickets are available. The Aquarium is a short twelve-minute walk from our Plymouth hotel.

Buckland Abbey

Steeped in history and heritage, Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate is a truly fantastic experience for those of all ages. Transporting you back in time, you can follow 700 years of the estate’s life, stories, and treasures. The Abbey is part museum and house, with beautiful meadows, orchards, and woodlands to explore – in spring the carpet of bluebells are a must-see! Nestled in the Dartmoor landscape, Buckland is a tranquil escape into the countryside for a day out to remember. Tickets cost £11 for adults and £5.50 – family tickets are available.

Buckland Abbey is a short twenty-two minute drive from our hotel.

The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery offers a plethora of displays and exhibitions from local/maritime history and world cultures to fine and decorative art collections. The museum's natural history collection consists of over 150,000 specimens of insects, birds, mammals, skeletons, plants, fossils and rocks.

The museum is also home to many prehistoric artefacts from Dartmoor, important Bronze Age and Iron Age material from Mount Batten, and artefacts from ancient Egypt and other European and Middle Eastern ancient cultures. The Art Gallery boasts ever-changing art displays and exhibitions showcasing local and international art.

Admission is free, and the City Museum and Art Gallery is a brief ten-minute walk from Jurys Inn Plymouth.

Saltram

Overlooking the River Plym, Saltram is an impressive Georgian house situated on the outskirts of Plymouth. Learn the stories and history of the house, stroll the surrounding woodland and along the river, and explore the 18th and 19th century garden. Enjoy a day filled with splendour, beauty and heritage with the family – tickets cost £11.40 for adults and £5.80 for children, with family tickets available.

Saltram is a short fifteen-minute walk from Jurys Inn Plymouth.

The Barbican

Bursting with architecture and charm of the old fishing town and port, The Barbican is Plymouth's old harbour area. The area is vibrant and interesting, steeped with history as the original location of Plymouth's fish market and is still today home to many fishermen. The Barbican is a hub of all manner of businesses and attractions, including the Plymouth Gin Distillery, arts centre, leisure park, Elizabethan gardens and house (separate), and more. The area is also home to many restaurants, bars, pubs, and shops. Discover Plymouth’s historic waterfront and explore a myriad of hidden gems…

The Barbican is a ten-minute walk from our hotel.

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