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“A bit tired, but always welcoming” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Plymouth

Plymouth
S Devon, Plymouth, England
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“A bit tired, but always welcoming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

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!!)

Visited June 2013
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“First visit to Plymouth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Really enjoyed the weekend. The Hoe is superb and everywhere is so clean. Good shopping, great indoor Market. Prices very reasonable

Visited May 2013
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“plymouth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

well worth a visit to see the may flower steps, the hoe, sir Francis drake, the citadel, smeatons tower, well worth going on the big wheel its about 6 pounds but very interesting and you can get your bearings. Nice to see the ferry come in and great shops on royal parade! often a market with nice foods on and crafts!
AVOID union street it is very rough down there and some strange people hanging about!#anything past the two trees is a little hairy!
But if you drive do go to stone house where williams dockyard is some nice bars down there and food but get a taxi or drive as not a good idea to walk!!!

Visited May 2013
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Bucks, England
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“A Great Mixture Of History, Coast and Amenities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We traveled to Plymouth for four days this week, in a bid to look at the area to move down to. The Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth Sound and The Barbican are great places to visit, the Barbican has a lovely harbourside setting with cobbled streets and lots of places to eat and drink, the Hoe feels special on a high but flat area overlooking the sea, lots of Naval monuments, parks and beautiful Georgian houses here, lots of good B&B's too, we stayed at the Grosvenor in Elliot Street which was very clean, friendly staff and and a great location for city shopping (walkable) and the sea front and Barbican. The shopping centre is great, a mixture of lots of independents and lots of the usual high street names including Debenhams and House of Fraser, the M&S store was a good size too. The architecture is of course newer where it was bombed during the war but there are still many beautiful buildings. Definitely a good place to stay by the Hoe and the Barbican end, lots of restaurants too, we had a lovely meal in the Mission Restaurant, the Ship pub by the Barbican marina upstairs in their restaurant, and on our last evening the Waterside restaurant, down the bottom of the Hoe, on the Hoe road, quite a find and definitely a place worth visiting again the food was excellent. We visited the Aquarium at the Sound, an interesting visit and one I'd recommend if you have children. There are some beaches around Plymouth too, we visited one at Wembury a few miles out of Plymouth. We found people in Plymouth in general to be friendly and courteous too (even when driving!) Definitely worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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“Pleasant evening walking in Plymouth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Enjoyed walking through the city, and down to the Barbican, seeing fascinating historical buildings and locations. Good selection of places to eat. I enjoyed a very nice meal in a Himalayan restaurant in and Elizabethan House!

Visited May 2013
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