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Old Plymouth, for the tourists...

This is old Plymouth, where it all began hundreds of years ago and is full of character & historic sites. The first Americans sailed from here, narrow backstreets still house... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I got caught out today. I needed to stop on Southside Street for 15 minutes to pick up bread etc from Jacka's and buy a new pair of deck shoes from Yarmouth Stores. It was generally quiet soon after 10am but before I could get out of the car I was approached by a friendly parking attendant who told me... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is old Plymouth, where it all began hundreds of years ago and is full of character & historic sites. The first Americans sailed from here, narrow backstreets still house Plymouth's 400yr old Elizabethan house and a theatre. Southside Street is full of touristy gift shops and plenty of bars & restaurants. The Aquarium and the Hoe are a short... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A really interesting historical area , check out the step the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from to the New World as they called it The aquarium is really worth a visit at a charge whilst your in the area Plenty of eateries so make a day of your visit Best to visit on a weekday as weekends it gets very busy

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely area of Plymouth. On the waterfront with lots of lovely little shops and eating places. Also many historic buildings which escaped the bombing unlike the rest of Plymouth. The Plymouth Gin Distillery is also worth a visit as is the National Maritime Aquarium.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This area has a lot of character , nice vintage shops and good places to eat. Whilst you can easily go see the boats in the harbour. Highly recommended place to visit when in Plymouth

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Have visited here many times and will do so many more I hope. I live the Barbican such a lively place. Lots to see and do for all ages. From fudge to pasties, real ales to Plymouth Gin. Gift shops and antiques there is something for everybody. Learning the history of the place just makes it even better (visit the... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to visit plenty of fish and chip shops and pubs to sit outside nice little streets and plenty of history the old town

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Love this part of Plymouth which to me is the real Plymouth. Lots to eat and do and great to wander round the harbour.

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

barbican is a lovely place, lovely food, lots of people watching and some great places to have a drink

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We stayed on the Barbican for a few days and thought it was great. Everything is on your doorstep and so much choice when eating out. There's always something going on there and the atmosphere is great!

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