10 Things to Do in Plymouth That You Shouldn't Miss

January 28, 2018 Jacquiline Darosa

Plymouth (/ˈplɪməθ/ ( listen)) is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310 km) west-south-west of London. It lies between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west, where they join Plymouth Sound to form the boundary with Cornwall.
Restaurants in Plymouth

Synagogue Chambers Catherine Street, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England +44 7753 267616
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5 based on 144 reviews

Plymouth Synagogue

Reviewed By Gin C - Plymouth, United Kingdom

Jerry, the Synagogue caretaker, is so knowlegeable about the history of Plymouth, the Synagogue and the Orthodox Jewish community who worshiped there over the centuries and brings it all to life clearly in an interesting and entertaining way. We were there over 2 hours and could easily have spent longer - it was so fascinating and informative. How could I be so familiar with Plymouth and never been to this little gem before?

2. Cremyll Ferry

Cremyll Quay, Torpoint PL10 1HX, England +44 1752 822105
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4.5 based on 137 reviews

Cremyll Ferry

Reviewed By Pilgrimgreen - Harpenden, United Kingdom

Pleasant easy hop from Admirals Hard to Mount Edgcumbe. Very cost effective (single fares cost £1.50 for adults, 75p for kids) for the 8 minute journey. The views of the Tamar are a bonus. Sit on the upper deck if the weather allows.

3. Wembury Beach

Church Road, Wembury, Plymouth PL9 0HP, England
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4.5 based on 258 reviews

Wembury Beach

Reviewed By Polly M - Sible Hedingham

Wow on a normal day, but treble-wow in the teeth of a good storm! There were cloudscapes to rival the seascapes, sun and black shade, and on the incoming tide lots of jellyfish: we got swamped to the knees admiring them! The adjacent cafe is great for thawing and drying out or just refreshments. Really lovely spot!

4. Dartmeet

Dartmoor National Park, Dartmeet PL20 6SG, England +44 1822 890414
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Dartmeet

Reviewed By BangkokGjh - Bangkok

This is a really nice little place, well off the beaten track. Of course that means driving down country roads, often feeling like you're in the middle of nowhere. Once you arrive of course there will be others around when the weather isn't terrible. Dartmeet itself is an ideal spot to enjoy and picnic and some relaxation time. It's ideal for children, though like generations before them, they'll run the hazard of slipping on the rocks, especially when it's not dry (the water is shallow but the rocks are bulky).
Just one small gripe: there are no bins around except for the gift shop which is clearly marked as a bin for items purchased in the shop only, so bring a bin bag with you.

5. The Soapbox Children's Theatre

Devonport Park,the corner of Milne Place and Exmouth Road, Plymouth PL1 4RD, England +44 7754 177678
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The Soapbox Children's Theatre

We offer theatre, workshops and arts based activities for children and their families. Theatre shows for under 5's to 15 years. Drama, dance and art workshops for children. Dance and yoga workshops for adults. We also run holiday clubs, festivals and cultural events for children engaging imaginations and inspiring furtures.

Reviewed By plymouth_matt - Plymouth, United Kingdom

Can't recommend the Soapbox highly enough. Iain and Jacqueline are lovely people and incredibly talented. The Performances we have been to have all been superb and our children love it.Hi Matt Apologies for the delay in responding to your glowing review. So glad you have enjoyed your visits to The Soapbox. Look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes Jacqueline

6. Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

Mount Edgcumbe House | Cremyll, Torpoint PL10 1HZ, England +44 1752 822236
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Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

A superb landscaped park, fallow deer, woodland and coastal walks and marvellous view, combine to make Mount Edgcumbe one of the most spectacular attractions in the West Country at any time of the year. One of only three Grade I Listed Gardens in Cornwall.

Reviewed By DJRDevon - Plymouth, United Kingdom

It’s a great place to visit just across the water from Plymouth. Lovely formal Gardens and countryside walks. There some beach areas and a duck pond too.

7. Barbican Theatre

Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ, England +44 1752 267131
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Barbican Theatre

At the Barbican Theatre, we use theatre and dance to fire people up and get them excited about making, creating and exploring new moves and disciplines. We are inclusive and work with anyone who wants to join us to make outstanding theatre and dance. You can get involved as a participant or as an audience member in work that inspires, challenges, entertains and educates. We believe that creativity belongs to everyone, so we ensure that our Performances and workshops are affordable and accessible. We are also specialists in taking our work out to schools, into public spaces and to communities. Feel free to drop us a review on one of our latest shows or if you've come for a visit, let us know about your experience! Don't forget to take some snaps whilst you're in the building, whether it's with a caught-out cast member or of our B-Bar downstairs. We hope you enjoy your trip to our tucked away theatre - currently rated NUMBER ONE THEATRE IN Plymouth - so give us a 'like' on Facebook or a 'follow' on Twitter to find out more about future events!

Reviewed By nicolagV2718AF - Plymouth

Wonderful show at the Atheneaum, great family entertainment, much fun had by all. Lovely little venue with good interval drinks too! Grab a ticket if you canThanks so much for your kind words, we're so pleased you enjoyed A Christmas Carol and your experience of The Plymouth Athenaeum. We hope to see you again soon.

Hoe Park, Plymouth PL12, England
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Naval Memorial

The Plymouth Naval Memorial commemorates 7,251 sailors of the First World War and 15,933 of the Second World War. The Memorial is situated centrally on The Hoe which looks directly towards Plymouth Sound. It is accessible at all times. Copies of the Memorial Register are kept at the Tourist Information Office at Island House, 9 The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LS, and also in the Naval Historical Section at Plymouth Library.

Reviewed By David R - Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Many many names of those that gave the lifes for us to be free. It is sad place but magnifincent in design, other Memorails supporting other services close by on the Hoe

9. Plymouth Sound

The Sound, Plymouth, England +44 1752 264849
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4.5 based on 538 reviews

Plymouth Sound

Reviewed By susan952 - Plymouth, United Kingdom

What can be better than walking along the Hoe front and looking over Plymouth Sound. Usually lots going on shipping and fishing boats, the breakwater and drake's island, overlooking Mount Edgcumbe. A place to sit and relax and watch the word go by

10. Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England +44 1822 855700
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Burrator Reservoir

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The Reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the trails lead on to Dartmoor so it makes an ideal starting point for longer trips.The circular walk which follows the lanes around the water is ideal for families as it is easy going and flat. It will take between 1.5 - 2 hours to complete and is approximately 3.5 miles. Parking is possible at various locations including the Quarry car park, Norsworthy Bridge and the Dam.Low cost bank fishing for both rainbow and brown trout is available at this scenic water; permits are sold at the garage in Yelverton.Being within Dartmoor National Park we kindly request that you drive and park with consideration to other users and animals.The National Cycle Route 27 runs near to Burrator further information is available on the sustrans websiteIce cream vans visit the dam, Norsworthy Bridge and Sharpitor car park.

Reviewed By susan952 - Plymouth, United Kingdom

We walk here a lot and enjoy walking the road which is a circular walk and reasonably flat. It is good also to drive partly around the Reservoir and have a walk around the arboretum, this is boarded walkway and can be a little slippery but worth a mooch around. Usually quite a few walkers and doggy walkers and cyclists but a great place to go to

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