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Elizabethan Gardens

Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
01752 306330
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Ranked #25 of 119 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Gardens
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- Aug 6, 2014
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A little oasis with lovely cool shade on a hot day. There was unfortunately a hobo sleeping in one of the grottos but that provided interest for the children!

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This Elizabethan garden can be accessed through a side entrance of one of the back streets. A hidden gemm of peace and quiet within the bustling city. Full of birds and flowers, a nice place for a rest, a chat and to take some photographs

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you don't know what you're looking for you probably won't find this small gem of a garden, just off the Barbican. It's very quiet and often not busy. Enclosed on all sides by the old houses and warehouses, it is a refelective space. Enter through a passageway and step a world away from the bustling shops and cafés of... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Not large or fancy but a nice place to spend a quiet half hour. Interesting history is detailed on boards. No fancy flowers but a nice atmosphere just yards from the busy waterfront area. And it's FREE by the way. (Not to be confused with the nearby Elizabethen HOUSE which is a paid for attraction).

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West Midlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Small well preserved gardens, hidden behind ancient houses in the Barbican area of Plymouth. You get a real sense of history here. Worth a look.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

we looked high and low for this and stumbled upon it walking around barbican. It is opposite shirley valentines btw! It is very enchanting as you go up a narrow alley way which opens up to traditional gardens with a fountain totally takes you back in time! great photo ops with family there or even wedding

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Plymouth
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Almost like a step back in time. Typical of The Barbican though, delightful olde worlde setting. Pleasant and helpful staff and good coffee! I met my husband here so it has a very special memory!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I love this little hidden gem just off Plymouth's barbican area. Lots of atmospehre and a little haven of peace and quite.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

It is nice to see how the Elizabethans organised thier gardens. they are very lovely. There is plenty of colour and many variaties of flowers and other plants. well worth a visit.

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Plymouth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Like many others, we discovered the Elizabethan Gardens almost by accident shortly after we moved to live in Plymouth. Now we usually pass through on our way from the Barbican New Street to the Royal Citadel and the Hoe. Strangers could easily miss the entrance, which is via a short alley between buildings at either end, and the gardens are... More

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