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“Doing the continental” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Barbican

Barbican
Plymouth, England
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Ranked #5 of 93 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Sheffield
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“Doing the continental”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

For me, the Barbican has always been a very special part of Plymouth. It was from here that the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America and it was a place steeped in history and romance, with its network of higgledy-piggledy cobbled streets and its eclectic mix of architecture along Southside Street but it had a somewhat sleepy feel to it for the fishing industry was in decline. Now, though, new life has been breathed into the place with lots of new buildings, which merge very well into the backdrop, a fantastic National Maritime Museum, connected to the Barbican by the new Millenium Bridge, loads of places to eat and places where you can just sit and stare. The number of boats confirm that the Barbican is obviously a successful marina but also a very popular place with Plymouth people. The Elizabethan House is still there, tucked away in New Street. At the other end of Southside Street, the Plymouth Gin Distillery has been revived and a tour and tasting come highly recommended. At the top of the building is a wonderful cocktail bar and on the level below the Barbican Kitchen serves good food. All te way along Soutside treet are interesting little shops and art galleries so it's a very easy place to while away time pleasantly.

Visited March 2013
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“Fish & Chips at Platters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

If you like Fish & Chips you have got to Platters. don't have a starter as you won't eat the main course

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“great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

There is nowhere better in Plymouth to wander around, look at the shops , stop for a drink or food than The Barbican. There is so much to see and do that you can spend hours there.Some of the best fish and chips shops in plymouth as well as upmarket restaurants. lots of outdoor seating , great atmosphere on a sunny day, then take a stroll up to the Hoe

Visited March 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“A nice place to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

very smelly of fish but a good place to be! very clean and a great view of the Plymouth sound and dockyard and warship's out on the sound! Wasn't happy with the boat trips they said to wait 15 minutes but had to wait one hour due to already paying for the trip!

Visited February 2013
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“Quiet this time of year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013 via mobile

Lovely little area of Plymouth, with lots of old buildings and antique shops. The landing point where the pilgrims left for America is worth seeing

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