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Guided walking tour of the Barbican and Hoe provided by Plymouth Pilgrim Tours

Guided walking tour of the Barbican and Hoe

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview
Whether you are a local looking to find out more about the past of your home town, or visiting from afar; Plymouth is steeped in key events, stories and discoveries, and has been home to some of England’s most important and influential explorers, artists and significant folk. Join us for a guided tour as we visit a bygone age and step back into the past of this maritime city. Small group sizes keep a personable feel. If you have a particular interest, please tell us, as we are happy to tailor tours to suit this.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Mayflower Steps
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Smeaton's Tower
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    The Barbican
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Mayflower Museum
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll end at
    Elizabethan Gardens
    34 New St, Plymouth PL1 2NA, UK
    Discovery Tour 1 ends here. Discovery tour 2 ends on the Hoe. Discovery tour 3 ends at Mayflower Steps.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Minster Church of St. Andrew, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2AD, UK 2 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, UK
Duration
1–2 hours
Return Details
Elizabethan Gardens, 34 New St, Plymouth PL1 2NA, UK
Inclusions
  • Guide
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Mayflower Museum
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Julianna1963 wrote a review Sep 2020
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom146 contributions66 helpful votes
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Our tour guide was Elaine and she was very very good. She gave the 4 of us a very relaxed and informative tour of historical Plymouth. At the end of the tour she gave us a recommendation for lunch in the harbour. I would thoroughly recommend this tour and especially Elaine.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded Sep 22, 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was a real pleasure taking you on the tour.
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Lydia O wrote a review Sep 2020
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Elaine was amazing. She was knowledgeable and made the tour fun. I have lived in Plymouth for 20 years yet she showed us details we had never noticed. Totally recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded Sep 22, 2020
Thank you so much. Really glad you enjoyed it.
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Richard_in_England wrote a review Sep 2020
England203 contributions162 helpful votes
I spent a very enjoyable two hours with Elaine wandering not only the set “tourist points” in Plymouth but up and down numerous side roads / alleys. One of the things I really enjoyed was that we dived into the history, heart and culture of Plymouth. I came away happy and much
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Responded Sep 22, 2020
Thank you so much for your review Richard. So glad you enjoyed it.
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jopumpkin wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York50 contributions30 helpful votes
Being someone who was born and grew up in Plymouth I thought I knew a lot about it’s history. But both myself and my husband were amazed by how little we did actually know and how much more there was to learn. From the word RESURGUM above the doorway to St Andrews Church to the
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Jessica B wrote a review Mar 2020
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All the family had a great time on this walking tour which was great fun and full of information. Thoroughly recommended!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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About the operator

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By: Plymouth Pilgrim Tours
rpjmLeeds
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Absolutely Super Guide
My wife and I met Elaine Shaw who was not only precisely on time but immediately made a terrific impression on both
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Alan B
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Great way to see Plymouth
Thoroughly recommend this new venture. We spent 2.5 hours learning about the history and seeing some lovely histori
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Megan C
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Informative and super fun
The whole tour was very informative, I was surprised how much I didn’t know about Plymouth! I would highly recommen
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1–2 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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