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Plymouth Sound

The Sound, Plymouth, England
+44 1752 264849
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Ranked #1 of 94 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Absolutley stunning views from the Hoe of this magnificent natural harbor. One of the most beautiful places in the southwest of the UK.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Spectacular views still unspoilt and enchanting take a look out to sea at Drakes Island and see the bowling green where Sir Francis Drake finished his game of bowls before defeating the Spanish amarda.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We who live in Plymouth are very lucky that Plymouth Sound and the Hoe are only minutes away from our homes. One of the most scenic natural harbours in the world with an ever changing vista. Whatever the weather or season, there is always a changing panorama with fishing boats, sailing craft, RoRo ferries and Royal Naval ships coming and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place to sail, canoe, sup, etc., I do none of them but I know people who do. Or go on a dockyard and warships trip. Nice ferry transfers from the Barbican to various places although they are pricey compared to similar products in Torbay.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Plymouth Sound is beyond doubt a beautiful expanse of sea with the headlands of Jennycliff one side and Cornwall the other, and beyond the breakwater very often ships going up and down the channel. However, closer to the shore it has become an eyesore through lack of investment and crumbling rocks falling into disrepair. To walk along Plymouth Hoe looking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Lots of history and you can see all the boats passing fantastic place to have a picnic very peaceful, we always have an ice cream when walking about, lovely place to visit

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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It was a scenic place, but dull as not much to do apart from boarding ferries to go to Cornwall. But a very peaceful and quiet family friendly atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

What better view can there be than Plymouth sound seen from the Hoe.I remember once before seeing the fleet of the Royal Navy occupying most of the sound when along came the planes and a mock battle ensued.It was all very peaceful this time with little sign of boats,but still fantastic

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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A breathtaking view of the sea, breakwater, Mount Edgcumbe and the various craft that frequent this iconic stretch of water. The jewel in the Plymouth crown. Always a privilege to view the Sound in any season and one of the reasons I choose to live in Plymouth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Superb views from Plymouth Hoe out to sea. Lots of activity on the water, pleasure boats and naval ships.

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