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Elizabethan Gardens

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Address: Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 306330

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Gorgeous little oasis

A bit tricky to find. I have lived in Plymouth for years and never knew this treasure was there. Small but perfectly formed. Quiet and cool.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 8, 2016
Samieantha
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Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

A bit tricky to find. I have lived in Plymouth for years and never knew this treasure was there. Small but perfectly formed. Quiet and cool.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I stumbled across this wonderful little treat whilst having a stroll around the barbican! having lived near the city all my life its amazing how many little corners of this marvellous city are tucked away and are great when you find them. The garden is easily missed which makes it even more tranquil. can imagine it be lovely on a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Lovely relaxing place to wander take a pic nic ...read the history on it ...and it's free ....must see if your on the Barbican

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Only found out about the gardens from reading other reviews about things to do in Plymouth. The gardens are easy to miss but head for the Shirley Valentines Tavern in New Street and it is on the opposite side of the road (sign post in the doorway) The gardens are a real hidden gem among all the buildings. Popped in... More 

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

Many visitors and even Plymouth residents are unaware of this pretty oasis reached through a passageway from Southside Street. Water features, ornamental miniature flower beds, a covered bench and even a productive fig tree provide a contrast to the activity on the harbour or Barbican. Open during the day only.

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Bedford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2016

Free to look around, not vast, and would probably look better in the summertime. Worth a look, would be great for photo shoots, some interesting doorways.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

A friend took me here last year and its a hidden place of peace, especially on a sunny morning. Its free to enter and you can sit and enjoy. Good fish and chips just around the corner.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

This is and has always been my favourite place in Plymouth. Even when I was little, I would come here and read or draw or run around this place with my imagination going crazy. It's so calming and serene, hidden away and peaceful. My family call it little Italy because it's like an secret Italian garden in the middle of... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

I'd never have found this spot if I'd not been on a guided walk. Totally delightful little treasure of a spot, a peaceful place to relax in the middle of a busy city. And some historical interest too, especially the reused doorway and fireplace from long-demolished buildings

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

Always a pleasure to see the colour and presentation of this pretty little garden. If you have a stroll on the Hoe it doesn't take more than a few minutes to go and take a look.

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