Imbued with a war history and naval facilities, Plymouth might seem cold and unwelcoming at first. But walking through the charming Barbican, crossing the harbour by ferry, trolling along the embankments and the waterfront Plymouth shows us that it has a lot of hidden assets!

The Barbican is one of the few parts of the city that wasn’t destroyed by the WW2 bombings, and you could expect seeing a fisherman from last century just by walking through it! In one of its most charming little street you will find the Black Friars Distillery, the last distillery still producing PGI Plymouth Gin.

On the other side of the town , right next to the Western King Battery, you will find the Royal William YardThis ex-Naval victualling yard was converted into an offices, apartments, shops and restaurants complex with an original but stunning design.

Finally, the city not only has much to offer for your eyes but also for your ears and taste! With many events and festivals, including the Seafood Festival,  the Ocean City Sounds and the  Ocean City Blues N Jazz Festival,  it can be a bustling city.

Accommodation tip: The Rusty Anchor Guest House right at the seafront!
And for higher budgets : The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
From the waterfront looking south Plymouth Naval Memorial Royal William Yard Harbour The Duke of Cornwall From the Waterfront looking east Smeaton's Tower Hoe Promenade looking north-west Barbican, Black Friars Distillery in the back Sutton Harbour The Three Crowns by the harbour Barbican, White Lane Tinside Lino (salt water swimming pool)