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Plymouth Tourist Guide

Plymouth has a long and honourable history as a naval city but thanks to a waterfront redevelopment and the arrival of high profile chefs such as Mitch Tonks and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the city has been revitalised as a visitor attraction.


Now, Plymouth is one of the most vibrant cities on the south coast and one that is well worth a visit at any time of the year.

Plymouth Attractions

The Plymouth Barbican and Sutton Harbour are popular with tourists, where you can stroll the cobbled streets, enjoy the many boutiques and independent shops and enjoy a boat ride. This area of Plymouth is an absolute delight and is full of history. Smeaton’s Tower is also a must-see in Plymouth, and whilst it may be 93 steps to get to the top of this fantastic iconic lighthouse, the views you get over the city and sea are simply stunning.

There are a host of other historic attractions in Plymouth that are well worth a visit and these include the city’s museum and art gallery, Elizabethan House, The Merchant’s House and the Royal Citadel. As a vibrant, modern city too, you will find that the city has all of the usual amenities and attractions you would expect too such as cinemas and bowling alleys.

Shopping in Plymouth

As you would expect for such a busy and exciting city, there are a great choice of shops in the city of Plymouth. In fact, it is the largest centre for shopping in the south west outside of Bristol. The city centre is where you will find all of your high street favourites including such prestigious names as House of Fraser and Debenhams. If you prefer something a little bit different though, take a look at the city’s Independent Quarter where you will find some fantastic quirky and unique independent shops.

Eating And Drinking In Plymouth

As you would expect for a naval city, Plymouth has a good selections of traditional pubs. But as a modern city too, you will also find a good variety of exciting and vibrant bars too where you can party into the early hours if you like. Thanks to its coastal position, seafood plays a big part in the restaurant scene in the city but you will also find cuisines from around the world too to enjoy. With eateries to sit all tastes and budgets, you’ll never go hungry in the wonderful city of Plymouth.

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