Attractions in the Local Area

There are many different attractions and places to go in Plymouth and the surrounding area. We have a selected some of the most popular

The National Marine Aquarium- The closet you can get to real sharks and sea-life without getting wet!

The Barbican- A small but very popular fishing, harbour with shops, restaurants, public houses and much more. There’s also the old fishing docks and yachting marina. This is where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed to America from the Mayflower steps. The Barbican is within walking distance from the guest house.

Smeaton’s Tower- This is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It is marked a major step forward in the desighn of the lighthouse. In use until 1877, it was dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe where it now stands as a memorial to the Civil Engineer and Designer John Smeaton.

Plymouth Hoe- Best known fro being the plave where Sir Frnacis Drake in 1588, played bowls, before sailing out with the English Fleet to engage with the panish Armada. There are superb views across Plymouth Sound. The Eddystone lighthouse can be seen on a clear day, 3 miles out. Drakes Island guards the entrance to to the River Tamar and the Royal Citadel sits on the Eastern side of the Hoe.

Tinside Pool- An original Lido, Is situated on the front of the hoe and is open in the summer months for open air swimming and sunbathing.

The Elizabethan House-32 New Street, The Barbican. This is truly a step back in time! This 16th century house is set with the original carved oak features and period furniture. Open April-September.

The Merchants House-33 St Andrews Street. Tucked away in the heart of the city, this is a hidden gem indeed! Experience a Victorian school room, an old fashioned chemist shop and memoirs of the Plymouth Blitz. Open April-September