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Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities. Located by a stunning waterfront and harbour, Plymouth is the perfect place to visit.

With dazzling sea views, rich history and world class events you’ll want to come back again and again.

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Local Attractions


2.28km (1.42 miles) from Marina
The Barbican is a maze of narrow streets and alleyways preserving the medieval street layouts and many of the Tudor Dwellings. The Barbican is the home to art galleries, individual shops, bars, pubs and cafes.

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Royal William Yard

0.27km (0.17 miles) from Marina
The impressive Royal William Victualling Yard was designed by Sir John Rennie (1794-1874) for use by the Admiralty as a victualling depot for the Royal Navy. The yards impressive architecture and features are worth a visit. Open all year.

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Smeaton’s Tower

1.83km (1.14 miles) from Marina
Smeaton’s Tower dates from the 18th century and once stood far out to sea on the Eddystone Reef. It’s well worth taking the trip up Smeaton’s tower for the spectacular view across Plymouth Sound. Check for opening times.

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Plymouth Hoe

1.71km (1.06 miles) from Marina
The Hoe is a popular area for visitors offering views of Plymouth Sound. Best known for the story that Sir Francis Drake played his famous game of bowls here in 1588 before sailing out with the English fleet to engage with the Spanish Armada. Smeatons Tower and the Citadel located nearby.

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The Citadel

2.24km (1.39 miles) from Marina
Built following the English Civil War, this was England’s principal fortress featuring outstanding examples of 17th-century baroque architecture. Open for guided tours on Tuesdays (May to September).

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The Elizabethan House

2.32km (1.44 miles) from Marina
The house is 400 years old and was once the home of an Elizabethan sea captain. The interior is that of a merchant’s home, with low ceilings, sloping floors, and period furniture.

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Merchant’s House

2.04km (1.27 miles) from Marina
Near St Andrew’s church the 15th century, the Merchants’ House, a Tudor building dating from the 16th century, in which a museum of social history is housed.

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Plymouth Gin Distillery

2.13km (1.32 miles) from Marina
The Black Friars Distillery is one of the oldest buildings in Plymouth; it dates back to 1431 and is reputed to be where the Pilgrim Fathers spent their final night before they set sail to the New World. Tour of Distillery & discover the history of gin and the distilling of Plymouth Gin. Tours operate 7 days a week.

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National Marine Aquarium

2.59km (1.61 miles) from Marina
The National Marine Aquarium was the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research. Open 7 days a week.

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Theatre Royal

1.7km (1.06 miles) from Marina
The region’s leading theatre host both national and regional productions, plays, musicals, opera and ballet.

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Drake Circus

2.3km (1.43 miles) from Marina
Shopping complex with a range of retail stores. Stores include Marks & Spencer, Primark, Boots, Tiger, Next, Waterstones, Apple Store, Monsoon, Top Shop, and many more plus a range of places to eat.

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Mount Edgcumbe

0.9km (0.56 miles) from Marina
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earl of Mount Edgcumbe. The estate includes formal gardens within the 865 acres park.

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