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Barbican

Plymouth, England
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Ranked #6 of 118 attractions in Plymouth
Type: Neighborhoods
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Yellowknife, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Barbican is a favourite area of ours to visit. We found it hard to resist buying a couple of art prints and local glass art. It is sad that the murals painted by Robert Lenkewicz have been allowed to deteriorate over the years. Shame on Plymouth City.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Incredible history within this harbour area of Plymouth (on the western and northern sides of the old harbour). Superb seafood on offer, as you walk past the luxury small-boat harbours, with so many sights and sounds to take in and enjoy.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The Barbican is the name given to the western and northern sides of the old harbour area of Plymouth in Devon. Amongst other things it includes the National Marine Aquarium, the Elizabethan House Museum, and the Mayflower Steps (near where the Pilgrims set off in ‘The Mayflower’ for the New World in 1620). The surrounding area also has a variety... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Everything you could wish for in half a square mile, especially if you are the younger age bracket. Well policed too. Might be a bit too noisy if you're looking for peace and quiet.

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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited The Barbican on a Saturday night - it was buzzin! Plenty of lovely places to eat and drink. There are lots of younger people 'partying' in the pubs and clubs - if you are not into this then probably best to head off at a sensible hour!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We walked round the Barbican on a Sat night - Mistake!! Full of hen and stag parties, mainly the former. We are familiar with Plymouth and usually avoid weekend evenings but we still managed a good meal in the Blues Bar and enjoyed good live music there after dining.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Barbican in Plymouth is the oldest remaining part of the town and full of galleries and small independent shops restaruants and bars. It is home to the world famous Captain Jaspers and thier even more famous half a yard and the Jasperiser. Coffee in mugs can be bought and you sit on the side of sutton harbor or nestled... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great Atmosphere in the sun. We were there for both sun and rain, the sun definitely makes this place. Enjoy a drink looking out. Very enjoyable.

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