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Barbican

Plymouth, England
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Ranked #5 of 93 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

As a Born & bred Plymothian ,moving away whilst in the Army and Prison Service,I love wandering the Barbican,there are several good old Style Pubs,excellent Restaurants,Fish & Chip shops and interesting shops. The history associated with the Pilgrim Fathers,sailing from the Mayflower Steps,brings in a great deal of Tourists along with cobbled streets and period Houses. The Marina and Aquarium... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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349 reviews 349 reviews
107 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a place to watch groups of girls tottering about drunk on high heels. Watch out for broken glass and vomit as you go from bar to bar. Not a pleasant area but can be entertaining if you're in the right mood. Nothing of quality that I could see. Plenty of taxis for late night runs home or to... More 

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somerset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

There is usually a festival each month. Frequently visited by passing travellers and locals. Excellent choice of restaurants in the locality.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Lots of places to eat and drink on The Barbican but I particularly enjoyed the live music at The Walrus pub.

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UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

The Barbican area should be the jewel in Plymouths crown, but what you find is a run down, dirty area that stinks of urine. I guess that this is what you get if you vote in a Lib Dem council? Instead of having the dozens of traffic wardens hunting down motorists who have overstayed by a couple of minutes the... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great day at the batbican chips and sit and watch world go by. Gteat time for people with kids to entertain foods great people sre great plenty of shops to wander round and the fudge is out of this world

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It's history all around. Tacky shops of course but you need that. The restaurants are many and varied, plenty of watering holes. And this is where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from! Fishing trips and sightseeing from the mayflower steps these days. Sunday's are what the Barbican was made for.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Not the best time to go, a cold winters Monday night, most the bars were closed, but those that were open were warm and friendly, the queens head was particularly good, definitely a locals pub but we're all were welcome, the Wetherspoons was to its usual standard with good staff, the others were ok, I know it would of been... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Whilst everybody comments on the well known cobbled streets lines with a mix of antique shops and tourist souvenir shops and art traders there is a well known Plymouth secret nestled next to one of the oldest pubs in Plymouth. Platters is the oldest seafood and fish and chips restaurant in the barbican and with 24 hrs notice will prepare... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I absolutely love the Barbican. From the quirky House that Jack Built & the Antiques Market, too the mouth watering fish 'n' chip shops and the noodles at the Barbican Theater. There is something there for everyone. The best time to go would be when the weather is nice, however the National Marine Aquarium is very close by and there... More 

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