The cold June weather did not help our visit here, but the first thing that comes to mind about the town centre is the number of vacant outlets. The Drake Centre for shopping is excellent, with many popular shops, so this may have resulted in the closure of branches in the main town centre. Plymouth is clean, and we found its inhabitants welcoming, although there is a certain element of feeling the pinch as with all cities nowadays.
The town centre is within walking distance of the Barbican, a dockside area filled with atmospheric pubs, shops and restaurants. This area is well worth a visit just for the massive dose of history and it is a short walk from here to the Hoe, again steeped in history with incredible views.
Seafarers and fishermen/women will be well satisifed by the facilities offered by the sea loving city.
The city itself offers a great starting point for visits throughout both Devon and Cornwall with excellent road connections. Both Looe and Polperro are within easy reach and well worth a visit.
A great place all in all for a long weekend or even longer if you have the time and weather. One local commented to me about the weather that Plymouth is a Northern City in the South (so true!!)
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