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South West Coast Path
Ranked #1 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Trails
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Ranked #2 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The... more » Owner description: Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the trails lead on to Dartmoor so it makes an ideal starting point for longer trips.The circular walk which follows the lanes around the water is ideal for families as it is easy going and flat. It will take between 1.5 - 2 hours to complete and is approximately 3.5 miles. Parking is possible at various locations including the Quarry car park, Norsworthy Bridge and the Dam.Low cost bank fishing for both rainbow and brown trout is available at this scenic water; permits are sold at the garage in Yelverton.Being within Dartmoor National Park we kindly request that you drive and park with consideration to other users and animals.The National Cycle Route 27 runs near to Burrator further information is available on the sustrans websiteIce cream vans visit the dam, Norsworthy Bridge and Sharpitor car park. « less
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Ranked #3 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #4 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Bodies of Water
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Ranked #5 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Neighborhoods
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Ranked #6 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Parks
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Ranked #7 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #8 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Historic Sites; Religious Sites
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Ranked #9 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Parks
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Ranked #10 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Beaches

Wonwell Beach graces the Erme Estuary, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ideal for swimming, canoeing,kayaking or simply relaxing in the sun on the golden sandy beach. For... more »

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Ranked #11 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of... more » Owner description: The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West. There are two distinctive performance spaces; The Lyric and The Drum, and a new workshop and performance space, The Lab, will open in October 2013.The range of work presented and produced is incredibly extensive, including regular collaborations with leading theatre companies in the UK and beyond. The programme includes major touring drama, musical productions, leading opera and dance. The Theatre Royal Plymouth also produces and presents new plays and has built a national reputation for the quality of its programme and innovative work in The Drum, winning the prestigious Peter Brook award. New musicals and larger scale drama are co-produced for The Lyric, often with commercial or subsidised partners and many productions tour nationally or transfer to the West End. The Theatre Royal Plymouth provides an exceptional Creative Learning programme with a focus on engaging young and disadvantaged communities. The award-winning theatre production and learning centre, TR2, contains unrivalled set, costume, prop-making and rehearsal facilities. « less
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Ranked #12 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Scenic Drives
Owner description: The Plym Valley Railway has re-built a one and a half mile section of the ex-Great Western branch line from Marsh Mills to... more » Owner description: The Plym Valley Railway has re-built a one and a half mile section of the ex-Great Western branch line from Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge. The line used to run from Tavistock Junction, just outside of Plymouth, to Launceston. It is a heritage railway centre where we are preserving steam and diesel locomotives, carriages, wagons, and other historic railway artifacts to recreate the atmosphere of a bygone age.We operate passenger trains on selected days over a section of the line from our station at Marsh Mills to Plym Bridge Platform.New and enthusiastic volunteers are needed in all departments, including Motive Power, Permanent Way, Carriage and Wagon, Building and Works, fund raising and retail outlets. « less
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Ranked #13 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #14 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #15 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Lighthouses
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Ranked #16 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Aquariums

The National Marine Aquarium is Britain's biggest aquarium with Europe's deepest tank and is a self funded charity. Many people will be happy with entrance fees as it is cheaper... more »

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Ranked #17 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #18 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #19 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #20 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Military Bases/ Facilities; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Crownhill Fort is the best preserved of Plymouth's Victorian Defences. Owned and administered by The Landmark Trust since... more » Owner description: Crownhill Fort is the best preserved of Plymouth's Victorian Defences. Owned and administered by The Landmark Trust since 1987 the Fort is home to several small businesses, weddings and events, an Education Centre and a Holiday apartment. The public are invited to visit Crownhill Fort on the last Friday of the month with cannon firings and tunnel tours throughout the day. « less
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Ranked #21 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #22 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #23 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Islands
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Ranked #24 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #25 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: History Museums
Owner description: A bright, welcoming, family-friendly Museum with galleries showcasing its world cultures, Ancient Egypt, archaeology,... more » Owner description: A bright, welcoming, family-friendly Museum with galleries showcasing its world cultures, Ancient Egypt, archaeology, local/maritime history, natural history, fine art and decorative art collections. A cafe and shop are available. The Museum is also well-known for its ambitious, changing exhibitions and wide ranging events and activities programme.The Museum is open from 10am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am to 5pm Saturday. Admission is free. « less
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Ranked #26 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Parks
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Ranked #27 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #28 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #29 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Gardens
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Ranked #30 of 116 attractions in Plymouth
Category: Historic Sites; Military Bases/ Facilities
Owner description: Built following the English Civil War, this was England's principal fortress featuring outstanding examples of 17th-century... more » Owner description: Built following the English Civil War, this was England's principal fortress featuring outstanding examples of 17th-century baroque architecture. Open for guided tours on Tuesdays at 2:30pm (May to September). « less
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