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Thorn Park

Mannamead Road, Plymouth, England
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Ranked #86 of 119 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Parks
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Not a fun place but a bit like you might find around a National Trust house. I read somewhere that it was for a long time a private park for residents but was confiscated or compulsorarily purchased by the council after WWII. It still has a slightly exclusive feel. I like the review of Hillycirencester which gives a much more... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Nothing exceptional but a pleasant place to sit or walk in a peaceful residential area. We found it on the local co-op marked walks map. On our Thursday night there were very well rung bells from the closeby parish church, several groups of children playing ball games, a small organised group doing formal exercises with what looked like canonballs and... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Short of the bandstand, you don't get more authentic than this. Our family have had many happy picnics (lasting all day!) here since 2008...take a tennis ball and a bottle of wine and the kids will play and the adults can chat in the sun. If you told our kids about the reviews complaining about too many trees they would... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

There are many trees in the top part so on hot summer days you can take a good walk around without taking the full heat of the sun. The other lower part of the park with the big flat grassy play area and the slope down to the swings and climbing frames attracts lots of families and is more fun.

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

This is a lovely small green space just a couple of minutes away from the urban Mutley Plain. There are lots of trees to relax under on a sunny day and the grounds are kept well. Unfortunately the toilet facilities are now 'abandoned' it seems to a state of disrepair. I have only visited during the day and so I'm... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Nice enough but too many trees. Needs more light and open space. Apparently this used to have several unusual specimen trees but now there are a lot of fast growing suburban copper beeches and cherries. This would be a better park if it were extended to and joined with the other one just over the wall at the western end... More

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Thorn Park is OK but a bit staid. I lived as a student for a year in quiet Mutley Road which ends behind the Lodge at the gateway joining Thorn Park to Mutley Park which is about the same size as Thorn Park but very different in style and use. It has a big flat open play area at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Too many trees for this old fashioned and slightly untidy small urban park to be pretty. We came through here on the way to and from our city centre hotel for a New Year party near the bowling club. In daylight it was OK although the paths need repair and there were still a lot of leaves making parts slippery... More

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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

good for kids and adults , nice little playground thats not to over crowded , lovely sun spot in summer

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2011

Came for lunch with good Plymouth friends who are quietly proud of their neighbourhood. Unfortunate surfeit of parked cars, many on the pavements but overall this is a pleasant environment. Houses mostly at least a century old but a small sixties mini terrace in one corner and some high density recent development in the other. We walked off our meal... More

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