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Address: Plymouth, England
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Plymouth Historic Quarter

Full of history including the Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers "set sail for America". (The original steps are underneath the closest pub The Admiral McBride but don't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Full of history including the Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers "set sail for America". (The original steps are underneath the closest pub The Admiral McBride but don't tell the Americans :-) )

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The Barbican is a lovely place to take the dog for a walk on a lovely warm Summers evening. Loads of places to get a coffee or drink. Lovely ice cream shop and lots of fish and chip shops too

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Stafford, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A great atmosphere round the Barbican with folk singers and plenty of pirate costumes. Not a lot of stalls but there was face painting for the smaller children and a sailing ship to tour - queue too long for us to bother. Lots of bars and cafes and bouncy castle etc.

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martock
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Visited on a saturday during a pirate festival. The area has a nice vibe with people of all ages including lots of kids enjoying themselves. There are lots of independent shops and loads of places to eat. If you are in Plymouth it's a must see.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

A chilled atmosphere awaits as you take a stroll along the harbour,visit some of the many fine restaurant's/bars or just sit on the harbour and have some chips😎

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Nice for a walk around the gin factory worth a visits and if you just want a cup of tea captain jaspers is good right on the water front

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I really like this place, whatever time of day I go. During the day there are lots of quirky little shops to browse and places to snack, - or even just have chips overlooking the harbour. In the evening the place comes alive, and again, a good choice of places to drink or have a meal. Parking is a problem,... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This place has everything for everyone. History, entertainment, pubs, bistros, restaurants, art, live music, everything! It's historical waterfront, with the Mayflower steps (the Pilgrim Fathers set sail from the Mayflower steps to sail to the Americas), and the very modern Aquarium, blend old and new in a favourable way. The eateries cater for every taste and every budget, from old... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I stayed in Plymouth for 2 months from April through May 2015. I loved visiting Barbican on sunny days as it offers a great array of small yet delectable restaurants and some very interesting and beautiful shops. Its right next to the Marine aquarium and has its own parking facility. If you are one who likes having only at famous... More 

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

the barbican most of which is like it was years ago,plenty things to do and visit ie boat trips,aquarium, nice shops selling unusual wares + lots more.

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