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Address: Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
Phone Number: 01752 306330
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A Hidden Gem in the City

A friend took me here last year and its a hidden place of peace, especially on a sunny morning. Its free to enter and you can sit and enjoy. Good fish and chips just around the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Robert R
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend took me here last year and its a hidden place of peace, especially on a sunny morning. Its free to enter and you can sit and enjoy. Good fish and chips just around the corner.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is and has always been my favourite place in Plymouth. Even when I was little, I would come here and read or draw or run around this place with my imagination going crazy. It's so calming and serene, hidden away and peaceful. My family call it little Italy because it's like an secret Italian garden in the middle of... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I'd never have found this spot if I'd not been on a guided walk. Totally delightful little treasure of a spot, a peaceful place to relax in the middle of a busy city. And some historical interest too, especially the reused doorway and fireplace from long-demolished buildings

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1 Thank ian s
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Always a pleasure to see the colour and presentation of this pretty little garden. If you have a stroll on the Hoe it doesn't take more than a few minutes to go and take a look.

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2 Thank ladlar
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A hidden gem in a wonderful Elizabethan historic Square sheltered momentarily from the multitude of good pubs and restaurants of Plymouth's Barbican. The superb interpretation within this garden provides a moment of quiet reflection whist bathing in its cooool ambience, expectant of Francis Drake or a Pilgrim Father to join you on a bench.

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1 Thank Chris C
Harlow
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A small garden that is secluded. Not well sign-posted so you have to look for it. Not much to see and very close to a cafe so not too quiet. Really in need of maintenance and some tidying up. Pop in if you have some time to kill

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2 Thank awhhaa
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a beautiful, hidden gem. A former sea captain's home and garden. People can go thre and be in a soft world of contemplation.

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2 Thank biggles2015
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Really pleasant place to visit whilst down at the Barbican. It isn't very big and won't take up much time, however has a nice hidden quality to it and for free , you can't really complain

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1 Thank Andrew U
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

Love it here, so lovely. Like a hidden teasure. beautiful in the spring and summer with all the flowers, especially on a sunny day or a summers evening stroll. Sometimes you can be surrounded by people and sometimes you can have the whole place to yourself. Must say if you can have it to yourself it's nice for a little... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went out of our way to seek out this little city garden. Although I can't imagine lingering here for longer than 15 minutes, it is a nice breather from the narrow streets and it is a shortcut from one level of the city to another. Go through the garden, up steps and through and, voila, you are way up... More 

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