Know as Britain’s ocean city, Plymouth is the regional capital of the South West and is known for its maritime heritage. Visitors flock to the city to visit the famous Hoe, one of the most beautiful harbours in the country. While many people travel to the city to catch a ferry to France or Spain, holidays in Plymouth are equally as popular with people of all ages looking to learn more about the wonderful heritage of this city.
Why visit Plymouth?
Plymouth is a city built on its seafaring history and there is no better place in the South West to learn about this region’s past. Soak up the culture that has grown in recent years throughout the city and visit some of the amazing attractions during your stay.
Things to do in Plymouth:
The main attraction is the Hoe, where you can learn all about the city's maritime past. There is also the largest aquarium in the UK, the National Marine Aquarium, great celebrity restaurants scattered throughout and a fantastic shopping scene in the city centre. Check our guide on things to do in Plymouth to discover even more!
Why stay in a Plymouth cottage?
A stay in one of the many great cottages in Plymouth will open you up to some amazing culture and the opportunity to learn a lot about the South West’s past. Ideal for short breaks and romantic weekends away, Plymouth is a great destination to visit on your next holiday.
Three must see things in Plymouth:
- Gin lovers should head to the world-famous Plymouth Gin Distillery to sample some of the best gin in the country
- Climb to the top of Smeaton’s Tower, an old lighthouse providing panoramic views across the city
- Visit the city during August to see the British Firework Championships, a display of fireworks like no other