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Plymouth Synagogue

Plymouth Hebrew Congregation | Synagogue Chambers, Catherine Street,, Plymouth PL1 2AD, England
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Ranked #28 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Religious Sites
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Hard to find without directions but it is close to the Minster Church of St Andrews and, in its own way,is a remarkable survivor. What am I writing about? One of the oldest Ashkenazi synagogues in this country which has survived wars and vandalism. It is a listed Grade 2 building. To visit ring the caretaker first who will show... More

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Cheshire
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5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

This is one of Plymouths secret gems and well worth a visit. We telephoned the caretaker in advance and he let us in and showed us around. We were immensely impressed and stayed for about 45 minutes. There is a website which tells you all about it and that is helpful to read beforehand.There is metered car parking on the... More

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Purley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I didn't like this building, it lacks warmness and feels cold. I have visited many Sinagogue in the UK and Israel, this one is down near the bottom in my opinion.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our U3A group visited today this wonderful Georgian building that houses the Ashkenazi synagogue, which is a visual and architectural delight. Not easy to spot without directions, but this has probably contributed to its integrity, survival, and lack of being vandalised in any century. A Grade 2 listed building (see Wikipedia). We were shown around by the enthusiastic and helpful... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Not much survives in Plymouth. I am not a Jew and would hesitate even to call myself a lapsed Christian but I hope I have a healthy interest in world faiths and history. I was lucky enough to go on an organised tour last year and it was very well worth the time and the information. This synagogue is older... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

As Custodian and caretaker of this unique building I have had the privilege of being able to show visitors around from all over the world, for the last 5 years and recently I was told to have a look on trip advisor as a visitor had tried to book via the given telephone number without any success. For all would... More

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Cirencester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Really pleased my friend arranged group visit. one of or the oldest of this type of synagogue in Europe. Very interesting interior. lots of history and the kindly man who told us all about it gave me a good introductory insight into the intriguing and largely unknown history of the jewish community in the UK.

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Cornwall
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Like others I came here some time ago as part of a small group on an organised tour and not only saw the impressive and touching beauty of the interior and fittings but also heard in detail the interesting and sometimes dramatic history of this very old synagogue and the local Hebrew community. Take the trouble to go to the... More

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Senior Contributor
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Just by walking around Plymouth you would not find it as it very well hidden. We were shown round by the caretaker who knew a lot about the building as well as a lot about judaism in itself, the interior is beautifully decorated. Glad we visited it, it should be better advertised so more people can visit it.

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kidderminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

I visited the Synagogue with my grandson. We were taken round by a most interesting man who's supposed to work there only eight hours a week but is so enthusiastic he must spend most of his time showing people this most delightful building. It's the oldest Synagogue in the European Sefardic communith. As a Christian I found my visit fascinating.

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