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“Crown & Anchor Pub Plymouth” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barbican
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Historic Plymouth luxury one-day private guided tour from Cornwall
Ranked #3 of 170 things to do in Plymouth
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Crown & Anchor Pub Plymouth”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

Food is lovely, highly recommended sea food pasta, roast dinner and jack daniels steak. Staff are friendly, helpful, polite and very approachable. Land lord and land lady are absolute diamonds. Children are welcome and catered for very well, the pub has always got a warming atmosphere.

Visited October 2012
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“Historic.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is a very old area of Plymouth with lots of old pubs & houses. It is steeped in history & there are a lot of shops, art galleries & restaurants to visit.

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London, England
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“Shopping”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

Ok, but in my opinion just another shopping centre. Parking was easy but the shops were the average that you would find in an urban shopping centre.

Visited October 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Barbican by the water”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

We enjoyed walking around this area. Lots of boats in the quay. Great places for sitting outside either a cafe or pub. Lots of fun shops. Plymouth Gin distillery here

Visited October 2012
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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“Sample the delights of Plymouth's "olde worlde" quarter”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

The Barbican allows you to sample the delights of a dozen or more traditional pubs, many almost unchanged for hundreds of years; visit the old pannier market and pick up a bargain; see a production at the quaint but modern Mayflower Theatre, literally across the lane from where the Pilgrim Fathers sailed in 1620; try the food at a collection of mouthwatering bistros that now occupy old warehouses, take a tour of the Plymouth Gin Distillery; or simply spend the day browsing in the many antiques and curio emporia scattered throughout the area.

Plymouth produces a monthly "what's on" guide, most of which will be centred on the Barbican. Most of the pubs feature live music at least once a week.

Many of the ancient pavements here are still of the original flagstones and are very slippery when wet, so wear suitable footwear or risk a slip. Also, all the streets are still paved with cobbles--very bumpy indeed.

There are several carparks close by, all of which will charge around £5 to park all day. The Barbican is well signposted, as are the individual sights within.

You can visit the area and have a good look at everything on offer over a morning or afternoon. It is also just a 15-minute walk from here to the Hoe and 5 minutes to the National Marine Aquarium. If the Hoe is on your itinerary as well, it would be advisable to take the whole day to explore what is on offer.

Wherever you may be staying in the city, most bus routes terminate close to the area. The Barbican is a 20-minute walk from the main railway station or a 5-minute taxi ride that'll set you back £3

Visited June 2012
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