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National Marine Aquarium

Rope Walk | Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF, England
44 1752 600301
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Ranked #18 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Aquariums
Traveler Description: The National Marine Aquarium is Britain's biggest aquarium with Europe's deepest tank and is a self funded charity. Many people will be happy with... more »
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Derby, UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Having visited various sea life centers we visited the Aquarium with high expectations and weren't disappointed. The range of marine animals is excellent, some of which I've not seen elsewhere and the tanks are huge! The informational boards were great and provided interesting reading.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Aquarium was a great experience to see, lots of varieties of fish, although the price put me off going. Premier Inn had a 25% off offer which persuaded me to go and I'm glad I did! I don't think you could spend the whole day there. It also had the added bonus off a reasonably priced gift shop. :-)

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We went here before the end of term and enjoyed our visit to the aquarium. It can get quite busy with large groups of school children visiting, but this didn't put us off. I really liked the first exhibits showing the local marine life from the Plymouth Sound, although there are some more exotic fish on display as well (including... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Booked a ticket online in advance to visit the aquarium during our weekend in Saltash as my husband is playing golf at the China Fleet. The weather forecast was going to rain so a friend recommend this place so me and our toddler can stay dry. Well there were not a spot of rain during our weekend but still glad... More

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Stamford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

we got recommend and yes it is worth the visit and more time over big massive tanks beautiful to it explain things how to you. People on hand if you want to ask question as well. Love every minute i've twice and will go back again.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

In my opinion there wasn't that much to see for the price and it wasn't very clear which way to go in order to see everything. It's more for children than adults and was a bit overrun with school trips.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is scenic, interesting, full of lovely sea creatures and relaxing. Staff were a lovely bunch, colourful fish, lovely cafe and such a good time i had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is possibly the best aquarium in the UK. Been here lots of times and is still a fantastic day out. The Atlantic tank is stunning as well as the British Coast Exhibit. This Plymouth Sound area is very child friendly. All in all a fantastic attraction. Do not miss

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Bath, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was OK but not terribly up to date information and not fascinating. 5/10. We quite enjoyed it on a rainy afternoon. Many of the rays and fish looked like they were trying to escape back to Plymouth Sound

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I have lived in Plymouth for 2 years and frequently visit the aquarium with friends. It kills a few hours and is always quite a fun day! The first time we went, we paid (with military discount) and after that we did not have to pay as they gave us a pass that all we had to do was attach... More

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