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Elizabethan Gardens

Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
01752 306330
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Ranked #23 of 117 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Gardens
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English first
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
42 attraction reviews
537 helpful votes 537 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It's free and it's a very peaceful place to sit or wander so this is not a complaint or downbeat review. I just wonder why it is called 'Elizabethan'? It is mostly stone walls and slabs. It is strangely laid out on several levels. There is a single pond with a fountain of the type like an upturned garden hose... More

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Cirencester
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734 reviews 734 reviews
288 attraction reviews
2,428 helpful votes 2,428 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Usually just a couple of other people wandering through. Nothing spectacular but lots of easy going little features and humbly put together features. Works quite well.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
53 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
20 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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