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Elizabethan Gardens

Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
+44 1752 306330
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Historic garden

Small but perfectly formed garden in a very old site at the back of Plymouth Barbican. A small... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pbhPlymouth
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plymouth
A peaceful hidden garden

Beatifully maintained gem, full of history. Peace and quiet in the middle of a busy area. Lovely... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Happydevonman
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“new street” (9 reviews)
“knot garden” (2 reviews)
“stone steps” (2 reviews)
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Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
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+44 1752 306330
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"different levels"
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"barbican area"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but perfectly formed garden in a very old site at the back of Plymouth Barbican. A small clipped knot garden and small fountain with several places to sit.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Beatifully maintained gem, full of history. Peace and quiet in the middle of a busy area. Lovely! Take your friends and family and discover this gem!

Thank Happydevonman
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

After climbing the steps to reach the garden, I'm sorry to say but it didn't look that great. Too many cigarette ends and rubbish lying about also the garden was completely lacking in colourful shrubs.

Thank Cat4Me
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

A little gem hidden away from the rest of the world (or so it seemed to us!). Such a lovely place to sit and eat a sandwich, watch the rest of the world go by, and see a bit of history. The kids love it!

Thank davidandbarbara103
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Another hidden gem in Plymouth and well worth a visit. A quiet little oasis in the centre of tourist hell. Shhhh, it's lovely and peaceful here.

Thank StrangeTrout
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Friends stumbled upon this secluded garden while staying briefly in Plymouth, and I subsequently visited it on their recommendation. It is a peaceful sun-trap, full of history, nestled near the Barbican. There is a plaque recording the names of 'Pilgrims' who sailed aboard the 'Mayflower'...More

Thank JayTee38
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

I was taken to the Elizabethan Gardens by chance and was amazed to find these funny little stone paved courtyards and small gardens on different levels, through the back of some old buildings. A really nice place to sit on a quiet day :-)

1  Thank Textmax
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Reviewed June 28, 2017

We stumbled on this pretty little garden on out way back from a boat trip. It is a lovely tranquil spot and worth a short visit

1  Thank purpleTerry
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

This is the garden of the Elizabethan House in Southside street, though the house itself is currently closed for renovation. The garden is reached through a small entrance off the narrow street, and is absolutely free to enjoy. There are old stone steps to different...More

1  Thank smallspender
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

This listing does not have the opening times so I don't know if it's shut on summer Mondays. Came by this afternoon. The New Street entrance (and as we later checked) the upper entrance gate, we're both locked without explanation. An older woman whom we...More

Thank Jannerbloke
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JoeS424
August 31, 2015|
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Response from 777hettiew | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of stone stairs and some water. Is there any public liability insurance or any regard to basic health and safety?
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Jannerbloke
June 24, 2015|
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Response from HillyCirencester | Reviewed this property |
There are small vantage points top and bottom where you can see some of the garden and stonework without actually getting further in. I'm not sure who owns or runs this place but it seems that they either paid little regard... More
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