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Plymouth Tourism Guide

Plymouth Tourism Guide

Whether you are a tourist on holiday or a resident looking for information, here is our guide to some of the best tourist attractions in Plymouth.

Places to Visit in Plymouth

National Marine Aquarium

Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth, PL4 0LF

The National Marine Aquarium is Britain’s foremost aquarium and in the years since it opened it has attracted millions of visitors through its doors. Great for the whole family.

National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is a fun and informative day out in Plymouth.

Plymouth Barbican and Sutton Harbour

Visitors can enjoy a boat ride, stroll among the cobbled streets of the Barbican, visit one of the many individual boutiques or art galleries, eat fish and chips, dine al-fresco on the waterfront and study the many historic buildings that abound in this area.

Sutton Harbour, Plymouth

Fishing Boats at Sutton Harbour, Plymouth

Smeaton’s Tower

The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1 2NZ

Smeatons Tower has been Plymouth’s most famous landmark ever since the 1880s. Climb the 93 steps and enjoy the spectacular panoramic view over the city and beyond.

Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth’s famous lighthouse, Smeaton’s Tower

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AJ

Tel: 01752 304774

Plymouth City Museum

Plymouth City Museum

Elizabethan House

New Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NA

On Plymouth’s historic Barbican, you’ll find an ancient doorway that takes you back in time to Drake’s Plymouth.

The Elizabethan House, Plymouth Barbican - 14 March 2015

The Elizabethan House, Plymouth Barbican

The Merchant’s House

33 St. Andrews Street, Plymouth, PL8 6DZ

A historic building tucked away down one of the city’s oldest streets – the Merchant’s House is Plymouth’s largest and finest surviving example of a 16th/17th century residence.

merchant's house, museum, historic house

The Merchant’s House in Plymouth is a fascinating museum and worth a visit.

The Royal Citadel

Plymouth Hoe | Plymouth, PL1 2PA

A dramatic 17th-century fortress built to defend the coastline from the Dutch, and still in use by the military today. Viewing is only by weekly tours.

Royal Citadel in Plymouth

The Royal Citadel is a dramatic 17th century fortress built during the English Civil War.

Saltram House

Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1UH

This perfectly proportioned Palladian mansion with a Tudor heart, is the result of centuries of extravagance and sophistication. It features some of Robert Adam’s finest interiors and an exceptional collection of paintings, including ten by Sir Joshua Reynolds.

Saltram is a great day out from Plymouth

Saltam House, Plymouth



Online Information About Plymouth


Started in 2004, InPlymouth.com is the most popular website about Plymouth. Independently owned by local people, it’s collection of guides to the city, two online magazines focused on Plymouth and on Business are second to none. The magazines attract writers and readers that are national, international, as well as based in Plymouth. Although it is the longest-running independent website for our city, InPlymouth.com is also the most well-established local brand on social media (and in case you’re wondering: yes, you’re already on InPlymouth.com).

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The website for Plymouth’s historic Barbican area. The Barbican is full of wonderful shops, eateries and things to do for you to discover. PlymouthBarbican.com is your key to all the experiences and ways to enjoy one of Plymouth’s most special places. Discover why we call the Barbican the jewel in Plymouth’s heritage.

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