Places to go out in Plymouth

We are located on the sea front and we are a short walking distance from all of the main places to go out in Plymouth.

Dartmoor National Park – A stunning land of heather and moss and beautiful views, ancient stone circles. Particularly nice locations are Burrator, Cadover Bridge, Postbridge and the stannary town of Tavistock with its lovely shops and tea houses. Not forgetting Princetown, which has the famous Dartmoor prison, small rivers wind down to the sea from here such as the river Dart which goes on to Dartmouth and into the sea. And not forgetting the wild Dartmoor ponies that can be found all over Dartmoor. We happy to assist you with planning your trip to Dartmoor to make the most of it and guiding your understanding of Dartmoor’s own unique micro climate!

Looe and Polperro– Across the Tamar Bridge from Plymouth into Cornwall about 10 miles lies a pretty little fishing village and sandy beach. A daily train service to Looe is available from Plymouth in the summer season. A very popular visit, a popular visit is to pair it with Polperro – a mall pretty fishing village in the next bay over from Looe, cobbled streets where smugglers used to land their rum and other goods, nice pubs and restaurants, well worth a visit.

Dartmouth – 15 miles up the coast lies a picture post card village with lots of sailing yachts and boats in the harbour. It is also the home of the Royal Naval College where young officers do there training. Two small car ferries run across the river dart to Kingswear taking you onwards to Brixham, Paignton, and Torquay.

Kindsands and Cawsand- Lovely, quaint fishing villages that you can drive to via the Tamar bridge, or a local ferry by Plymouth Boating can be caught from the Mayflower steps on the Barbican.

Totnes- Along from Dartmouth, this Glastonbury style ancient town, with alternative shops and farm and organic produce, along the river from here is the Sharpham estate where you can enjoy a local vineyard.

Devon and Cornwall have a stunning choice of country houses and gardens to enjoy.
Some of particular interest are-

Saltram House and Gardens-A National Trust property in Plympton, Plymouth, an exquisite Georgian property that hosted Royal visitors with stunning gardens and walks.

Cotehele House – A National Trust property, Tudor in origin, on the river Tamar. A water taxi from Plymouth can be used to travel there to extend your day, or it can be reached by vehicle over the Tamar Bridge. Further water taxi’s leave from Cotehele Quay and travel up to Calstock and Morwellam Quay, another historic part of Devon and Cornwall, rich in mining history. Cotehele grounds and gardens are open dawn till dusk, the quay hosts The Edgecombe Tea Room. A beautiful area on the boundary of Devon and Cornwall to explore.

A little further on, are The Lost Gardens of Heligan in Pentewan, St Austall. You are able to explore the stunning gardens that were lost during the world wars and how they have been unearthed and brought back to life.

Lanhydrock House, A National Trust property and a masterpiece housing in Bodmin, Cornwall with fantastic gardens.

For the Poldark fans, The historic port and set of Poldark-Georgetown is situated in Cornwall