A fine selection of hotels, self-catering options, holiday cottages, B&Bs, inns, lodges, Travelodges, Premier Inns etc in and around Plymouth. Easy access to the South Devon AONB and Dartmoor National Park.
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Plymouth, Devon, Visitor & Tourism Guide

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National Park: Dartmoor
Nearby AONBs: South Devon, Tamar Valley, Cornwall
Select City/Towns/Villages: Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Totnes, Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Tavistock, The English Riviera, Exeter

South coast
On the south coast of Devon. Cornwall's to the west. To the north east is Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon AONB's to the east. To the north west is the stunning and much under visited Tamar Valley AONB.

The city is, therefore, a top place from which to explore this part of South West England.

It's a fascinating destination. Steeped in history and naturally beautiful, there's plenty to do and see.

Fascinating history
Said to be where Sir Francis Drake was playing bowls when the Spanish Armada was first sighted in 1588, the city's maritime history can be explored in the Plymouth Mayflower Visitor Centre and Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery.

Perhaps most extraordinary are the Plymouth Mayflower Steps and the Pilgrim Fathers from which The Pilgrim Fathers boarded the Mayflower for America in 1620. Again, visit the Mayflower Visitor Centre and the Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery to learn more about the trip. There are plenty of information boards around the steps so read them, too.

Just up the road from the Mayflower Steps is Plymouth The Royal Citadel, the largest seventeenth century fort in England. It leads to Plymouth Hoe. The views from Plymouth Smeaton's Tower across the Plymouth Sound are magnificent.

Bombed during, and then rebuilt after, WWII, Plymouth has many impressive modern buildings. We'd recommend walking the streets around Plymouth University to see this architecture. For a flavour of its past, head to the Barbican area which looks out over Plymouth Sound as this escaped the bombs.

National Marine Aquarium
We'd also recommend the Plymouth National Marine Aquarium. The largest aquarium in the UK, the experience is wonderful. It's also a great attraction for rainy days.

Across the water from the National Marine Aquarium, eat and people watch at Plymouth Sutton Harbour and visit Plymouth Gin, take a boat trip and shop.

Surrounding area
Saltram House and Gardens and Dartmoor Zoological Park are local. Take the Cremyll/Plymouth Ferry to walk Mount Edgcumbe Country Park. If you can spare a full day, we'd suggest a ferry across to Torpoint and a visit to Antony House and this section of the Cornwall AONB.

The South Devon AONB is to the east and the Tamar Valley AONB to the west and north.

If you fancy a serious yomp, head for Dartmoor National Park which is to the north east. There's the South West Coast Path, too.

And remember, Cornwall's just across the Tamar Bridges.

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Plymouth Gin

Located in Plymouth, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

England's oldest working distillery. The Pilgrim Fathers supposedly used the building before setting off to America, hence the use of the Mayflower on the gin bottles. Housed in a fifteenth century building, once 'part o...

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Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon

Located in Plymouth, Devon, South West England, England

Less than a mile away.

'In honour of the Navy'. Located on Plymouth Hoe and close to Plymouth Smeaton's Tower with views across Plymouth Sound. Plaque reads: 'In honour of the Navy and to the abiding memory of these ranks and ratings of this p...

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Rates: 19 - 55 Per Night

At Travelodge, we provide the essentials for a comfortable night's sleep whether you're on the road for business, enjoying a city break with friends or family or you just need a bed for the night....

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Holiday Inn Plymouth, Plymouth
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 211; Rates: 59 - 180 Per Night

An ideally situated, modern hotel in Plymouth City Centre We have views over the famous Plymouth Hoe and Plymouth Sound A perfect location for all visitors...

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Invicta Hotel, Plymouth
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Less than a mile away.

Total Rooms: 22; Rates: 55 - 100 Per Night

The centrally located Invicta Hotel has views across Hoe Park towards the sea It is a Grade II listed Georgian building and newly refurbished to a high standard...

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