Try Plymouth's Historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour

Plymouth, Devon

An essential first port of call, a bustling community of specialist shops, restaurants, and world-class attractions, all in a picturesque harbourside.

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Step back in time by wandering around this delightful historic port with its quaint Elizabethan cobbled streets, narrow lanes, and over 100 listed buildings. These listed sites host a number of independent shops, galleries, bars, cafes and restaurants along the quayside, creating a real Mediterranean atmosphere. 

Throughout the year a number of popular events are hosted here, including the award-winning Pirate Weekend and Seafood Festival. With fantastic water links visitors can hop on a boat and head to the Royal William Yard, Mountbatten, take a boat trip to Calstock or even catch a fish. Sutton Harbour Marina occupies a unique location alongside the Barbican with its array of fishing boats and yachts that bob gently while the continental style cafes buzz. 

With star visitor attractions here such as the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth Gin Distillery, along with the famous Mayflower Steps, you will have plenty to anchor down for.

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