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Parks & nature in Plymouth

Park
“beautiful scenic view over Plymouth Sound and the jewel in Plymouth's crown”
23local recommendations
Park
“Lovely gardens, free to walk around. Ensure you visit the stables for cafes, knick knack shops, galleries and aromatherapy masseur. ”
6local recommendations
Historic Site
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“National Trust property, film location for Sense & Sensibility. Beautiful house with lovely walks in the grounds.”
6local recommendations
Scenic Viewpoint
“A breath-taking panorama, no trip to Plymouth is complete without a visit to Plymouth Hoe. With unbeatable views across Plymouth Sound, it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny day, enjoying a picnic on the grass or taking a dip in the art deco Tinside Lido. Standing tall on the luscious green-lawned expanse of the Hoe is the iconic Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse. Gaze down at the shoreline and you’ll see the glorious Tinside Lido, open to the public for bathing during the summer months. It is here where Sir Francis Drake, intrepid explorer and local hero, is immortalised in a statue, situated just a few metres from the green where he finished his game of bowls before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588. At the eastern end of the Hoe you’ll find The Royal Citadel, the most impressive 17th century fortress in Britain and for many years England’s most important defence against attack from the sea. The Citadel has been in constant military occupation since it was built and today it is home to some of Plymouth’s modern heroes – the troops of 29 Commando Royal Artillery. Plymouth Hoe is also host to many fantastic annual events including the famous Plymouth Armed Forces Day and the British Firework Championships.”
4local recommendations
Park
“Lovely Space right by Mutley Plain for Walks and lots to do. Green areas, Life Centre with Swimming, Gym and fitness classes and climbing wall. Golf Facilities, Park, Plymouth Argyle and Skate Park.”
4local recommendations
Park
“A National Trust house full of treasures, stories & intrigue. A secret garden to lose yourself in, plus a park that cyclists, walkers, & our four legged friends love.”
3local recommendations
Beach
1local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“An iconic Plymouth landmark, this lighthouse was one of four built to mark the Eddystone Reef, a treacherous group of rocks that lie 14 miles south west of Plymouth between 1759 and 1882. Damaged by the sea, and no longer suitable to hold the latest lighting technology, the lighthouse was moved to Plymouth Hoe in 1884. Climb the 93 steps to the top for fantastic views over Plymouth Sound. ”
2local recommendations
Park
“Little park just around the corner from us and you can see the sea from here!”
2local recommendations
Park
“West beach on Plymouth hoe is small a rock and shingle beaches are a real suntrap and boast great views over Plymouth Sound. The is also a play park for little ones. Walking distance to the city centre and barbican”
2local recommendations
Ski Area
“Plymouth's famous ski-slope. Three slopes of different heights, ski-ing, snowboarding, tubing and tobogganing included.”
1local recommendations
General Entertainment
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Campground
“The Random Arms is the best live music venue in the south east! Open mic nights every other Tuesday, join Friday club for live music and Ping Tron (glow in the dark table tennis) and once a month join 300 people for live bands and DJ's in the Energy Rooms.”
1local recommendations
Park
1local recommendations