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Elizabethan Gardens

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Address: Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
Phone Number: 01752 306330

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Hidden at the back of New Street

Not well known and strangely hardly publicised. Very close to Sutton Harbour. Pleasant area to stroll or sit but beware the officious police Community Support Officers who I have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
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Buckingham
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Buckingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Not well known and strangely hardly publicised. Very close to Sutton Harbour. Pleasant area to stroll or sit but beware the officious police Community Support Officers who I have seen and who I am told patrol frequently and seize anything suspected of being alcohol. Take Cola or a flask of tea with your sandwiches?

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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60 attraction reviews
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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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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346 attraction reviews
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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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55 attraction 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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11 reviews 11 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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9 attraction reviews
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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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37 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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