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Plymouth Sound

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Address: The Sound, Plymouth, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 264849
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The best view in Devon

This is a brilliant place. You can take wonderfull pictures of the beautiful view. It must be one of those places to add to your bucket list. Don't come to Plymouth without a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a brilliant place. You can take wonderfull pictures of the beautiful view. It must be one of those places to add to your bucket list. Don't come to Plymouth without a visit.

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Thank Christine F
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walk up from Plymouth city centre, as you approach the top of the hill and the memorial a wonderful vista appears before you. Having been to many maritime areas in Europe I still find this the most beautiful. The lighthouse, formally on The Eddystone rock, the Citadel and Drakes island all contribute to a marvellous experience. Walk down to the... More 

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Thank peter d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Plymouth Sound is one of the biggest natural harbours in the world and must be one of the most underused. Since the heyday of the Royal Navy in the late 1960's to the 1970's. This has to be one of the quietest in the northern hemisphere but that does not detract form its beauty as the Jewell in the crown... More 

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Thank Terry A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have enjoyed taking the ferry to the Royal William Yard from Sutton harbour, actually I like the boat trip more than the Yard! We also really loved our ride on the pleasure craft out of Sutton harbour and up the Tamar, it was odd to pass I between the Torpoint Ferry because we used one to get into Plymouth... More 

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Thank juju169
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is always something happening on the water in Plymouth Sound. Ferries, Navy ships and sailing boats. The harbour is controlled by The Queens Harbour Master. It can be closed sometimes to allow the massive submarines to enter port safely. You can take a boat trip or learn to sail.

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Thank Edward S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Hoe offers wonderful views from Smeatons Tower, out across the sound, where on any day you can see fishing vessels comeing and going, to the ferrys and water taxis, to the mighty ships of the Royal Navy comeing and going from the dockyard. There's the mysterious Drakes Island, the Mighty Breakwater a short distance off shore. Views are outstanding... More 

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Thank Lynne H
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Sound is a lively waterway entrance into the many harbours and the main port of Plymouth and its naval dockyard. Waling along the Hoe give great views of the Sound.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plymouth is called Britain's Ocean City and Plymouth Sound is its jewel in the crown. One of the finest stretches of water in the World, the Sound offers a wealth of options for the sailor both engine and sail, the visitor and those interested in maritime history from the Mayflower Fathers to the dockyard. Gaze out from Plymouth Hoe and... More 

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Thank Clive J
Uffington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful area is well worth a 'stop and stare' moment of anyones time. Starting at the barbican, taking in the Mayflowers steps and then cresting the corner and the hill to see the breathtaking view of The sound with Drakes Island front and centre and Mount Edgecombe acting as a backdrop this is such a beautiful vista that should... More 

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Thank Liz W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plymouth Sound is wet, because actually it's the name of the sea in Plymouth harbour. You can see the sound, as Plymothians say, from Plymouth Hoe. It's free, there's lots of space to walk, sit or run. A romantic place too, with superb views, every one soaked in history. The Pilgrim Fathers were here, so were Drake, Raleigh, Captain Scott,... More 

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