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Elizabethan Gardens

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Address: Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
Phone Number: 01752 306330

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A hidden gem!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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1 Thank Robert R
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A hidden gem in a wonderful Elizabethan historic Square sheltered momentarily from the multitude of good pubs and restaurants of Plymouth's Barbican. The superb interpretation within this garden provides a moment of quiet reflection whist bathing in its cooool ambience, expectant of Francis Drake or a Pilgrim Father to join you on a bench.

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Harlow
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

A small garden that is secluded. Not well sign-posted so you have to look for it. Not much to see and very close to a cafe so not too quiet. Really in need of maintenance and some tidying up. Pop in if you have some time to kill

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a beautiful, hidden gem. A former sea captain's home and garden. People can go thre and be in a soft world of contemplation.

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