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Barbican

Plymouth, England
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Ranked #5 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Neighborhoods
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Woodbury, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Walked around the area before going to dinner across the foot bridge. Arrived there early evening and found most of the shops were already closed. Old area with lots of winding streets made for interesting viewing...would have been better if the shops were open...go early to see everything.

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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Barbican in Plymouth Harbour has some of the most fascinating history in the country and it has been wonderfully described and preserved. A visit to Plymouth is not complete without it.

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Cirencester
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609 reviews 609 reviews
245 attraction reviews
1,755 helpful votes 1,755 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I drink on The Barbican a lot, there is no decent bar at RWY. I eat in both zones a lot, although slightly more often in the a Barbican. The area around Sutton Harbour has long been a lively drinker and party animal area but the redevelopment and almost complete filling of all the waterside areas looks very patchy and... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Many sights sounds and experiences, both visual, culinary and auditory. Definitely worth the time and shoe leather!

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Ely, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Love the marina, watching the boats coming in and out of the harbour, Sitting outside the pub on a summer evening. Excellent fish and chips, but also excellent range of restaurants serving foods from just about everywhere. Medieval streets full of small arts and crafts shops and the wonderful St Luke's Hospice shop with its array of retro furnishings and... More

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Birmingham
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The Barbican has several places of interest for all the family including glass manufacture and a wide variety of different types of food outlets, you can sit and relax outside one of the many pubs overlooking the marina and take in the flavours of Devon.

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St Albans
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Fascinating combination of small houses, lanes, variety shops, restaurants and general attractions such as the Mayflower museum, all within a very short distance of one another and bordering onto the water`s edge. Once one passes over the swing bridge - which opens to let boats through - one is immediately hit by the combination of a harbour and marina, and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great nightlife and eateries. Ideal for families and couples. Would definitely recommend ! Love the harbour and boats.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This area of Pylmouth is incredible dense with a rich and iving history. The harbour that launched the mayflower as well as the first boat to NZ :) fantastic little boutique shops and art galleries interspersed with pubs and ubiquitous souvenir shops. One of our highs was meeting a fellow dressed up as a Pirate. Drunk as a skunk (I... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is a great place to eat drink and have fun. Lots of different types of food and drink, also regular live music, make sure you look of the main streets as there is lots of hidden gems.

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