Best Tourist Places to Visit in Plymouth, United Kingdom, Europe
Plymouth city is situated in the south coast of Devon in England, United Kingdom. Plymouth is one of the oldest cities settled since Bronze Age and placed between mouths of the River Plym and Tamar River and covers an area of 30.82 square miles (79.83 square kilometers) at the highest elevation of 509 feet (155 meters) above the sea level.
Plymouth is the largest city in Devon and has largest natural harbor in Europe with pleasant environment throughout the year and the economy of Plymouth depends on maritime activities and defense and tourism. Plymouth is situated at the distance of 240 miles from London, capital of the United Kingdom and coordinates are 50.3714° N, 4.1422° W.
Plymouth Hoe is placed at the distance of 2 miles from middle of the Plymouth city is a must visit historical building in the city and displays the arms of Sir Francis as the sections old and new arms and from top of the building, one can view the magnificent views of the surrounding.
Royal Citadel is one of the main landmarks and most visited building in the city constructed during the English Civil War and was identified for its dazzling illustrations of 17th century barbeque architecture and the building is still in use by the military and well maintained and equipped with historic exhibits.
National Marine Aquarium:
National Marine Aquarium is situated around 1.5 miles from middle of the city is a prime attraction in the city open to public in the year 1998, is the largest aquarium in the United Kingdom and exhibits the aquatic animals.
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery:
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery was constructed in 1907-10 by Thornely and Rooke in Edwardian Baroque style and situated in Drake Circus vicinity in Plymouth is the largest museum and art gallery in the city and showcases the fine and decorative arts, natural history and human history.
Interesting places to visit in Plymouth:
- Saltram House
- The Barbican
- The Royal William Yard
- Plymouth Theatre Royal
- Plymouth Dome
- Plymouth Synagogue
- Elizabethan House
- Merchant’s House
- Buckland Abbey
- Mount Edgcumbe House
- Mayflower Steps
- Crownhill Fort
Best time to visit Plymouth:
Plymouth experiences temperate oceanic climate and generally climate is wetter and milder than rest of England and best time to visit Plymouth is from June to September.
How to reach Plymouth?
Plymouth airport has been closed for some reason but nearest airport to Plymouth is Exeter Airport situated at the distance of 48 miles from Plymouth in Exeter city United Kingdom and European cities.
Plymouth railways plays major role in the transportation of the city and Plymouth railway station is one of the major hub in South West part of England connecting all the cities and towns in England.
Plymouth is extensively connected through motorways from distinct parts of the city and buses operate within the city frequently and coaches are available to few destinations in Europe.
Plymouth port serves with domestic ferries to few cities in the United Kingdom like Santander and Roscoff and few other ports and ferry services are provided by Brittany ferries and Booze Cruises.
Hotels in Plymouth:
Plymouth is located along the Firestone Bay in England is one most visited locations in the England and tourists can come across lots of hotels in the city and hotel rooms are designed for the cozy and sumptuous of the travelers and well furnished with state of art amenities that attract the tourists to take accommodation in such kind of hotels. List of some famed hotels in Plymouth are as follows:
- Copthorne Hotel Plymouth
- Holiday Inn Plymouth
- Jurys Inn Plymouth
- Future Inn Plymouth
- Quality Hotel Plymouth
- The Imperial Plymouth
- Best Western Duke Of Cornwall Hotel
- Rainbow Lodge – Guest house
- Alma Lodge Guest House
- The Caledonia Guest House
- Boringdon Hall Hotel