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Plymouth is situated in Devon county and serves as one of Britain's main naval bases and seaports. It is also one of the most historically significant towns, chock-full of fascinating stories and facts. The town boasts Jacka's Bakery, known as the world's oldest operational commercial bakery. The history of this place includes a range of renowned names, including Captain Cook, Charles Darwin and Napoleon. All of them helped contribute to the amazing growth and historical journey of this town. This location is where Britain first obtained fresh water from outside the country's border. It is a thriving waterfront community with plenty of attractions. It is nestled between hills, offering breathtaking views, ample shopping opportunities and plenty of fresh air. The town is also known as "Britain's Ocean City".

Lodging facilities in this coastal city include all sorts of accommodation options. Most holiday rentals feature surrounding serene meadows and natural woodlands. You can find cosy guesthouses, modern hotels and short- to mid-term home rentals with beautiful gardens and scenic views. Whether you're looking for a stunning private suite or a budget-friendly hotel, you'll find no shortage of choices in Plymouth.

Neighbourhoods of Plymouth

This city is massive and has several neighbourhoods. Some of the main areas include:

  • Stonehouse: One of the most diverse, brilliant and fascinating locations. The tidal pool is prevalent throughout the entire year.
  • Devonport: HMNB, the largest naval base in Western Europe, is located here.
  • Mannamead: This is an affluent suburb with grand villas and wide avenues.
  • Hartley: Home to the town's croquet club, this neighbourhood is also the host of a nonconformist church.
  • Stoke: This industrial centre is popular for its potteries.
  • Peverell: Located close to Central Park is the city's largest green space. It is within proximity to the centre and has an abundance of elegant Edwardian properties, making it one of the most sought-after neighbourhoods.

What to see and do in Plymouth

  • National Marine Aquarium: This aquarium is home to over 70 sharks. Spend an afternoon basking with the mightiness of apex predators.
  • Plymouth Pavilions: You can choose to skate on the ice or watch one of the amazing shows.
  • Tinside Lido: Enjoy a swim in this lido-inspired pool from the 1930s.
  • Seaton's Tower: This is one of the UK's most iconic lighthouses. Be sure to take the ninety-three step climb to the top and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime view from above.
  • Aquanauts Dive Centre: Dive around this city's coastline and explore more wrecks here than anywhere else in the world.
  • Mount Edgcumbe: This is the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe's former home. You can find it in the county park sitting on an 865-acre patch of land.
  • The Arts Institute: This is the city's largest modern art space. Throughout the year, it showcases many international and local artists.
  • The Barbican and Sutton Harbour: There are over 100 buildings located in this historical city quarter. It's an ideal place for taking a lazy stroll.

What to eat in Plymouth

This destination offers a range of traditional English dishes, including lobster, fish and chips, dressed crab and various local meats, like chicken, rabbit, beef and game meat. The restaurants in the area serve various international cuisines, including Chinese, Indian, Spanish, Italian and Greek. A local favourite is a Japanese hibachi, featuring scorched niku beef fillet and wasabi. Garlic bread is commonly served with various meals, including chicken kebabs with lettuce, garlic, chilli sauce and mayonnaise.

Typical events and festivals in Plymouth

  • Seafood and Harbour Festival: This free event is a lively two-day celebration of the city's sustainably harvested fresh seafood. As you learn about the local catches, you can taste some of the fishy delights prepared by Chefs. There are lots of other fun activities, including live music and sea-shanty bands to entertain everyone.
  • Sail GP: This destination is renowned for sail racing. It hosts adrenaline-filled races, bringing together many competing nations. You'' enjoy the thrilling water action and eclipsing displays of speed.
  • Mayflower 400 Four Nations Ceremony: This event marks the end of the international Mayflower tributes. The epic Mayflower stories and theatrical productions show different perspectives, comprising celebrations with live music, drama, film and song.

How to move around in Plymouth

The city's public transportation system is quite effective and comprehensive. It includes rail, taxis, coaches, buses, ferries and convenient park-and-ride options. The best transport option typically depends on the direction you're heading. You can also consider hiring a car to avoid the limitations of public transport.

The climate in Plymouth

The temperature in Plymouth is less extreme than many of the other bigger UK regions. The average temperature throughout the year ranges between 7°–17° C. It rarely falls below 4° C or goes higher than 20° C. It rains throughout most of the year, and the summers are quite hot. You can expect partly cloudy weather all year round. Winters are considerably cold, windy and rainy. Snow is pretty uncommon, accumulating less than 2.5 cm throughout the year. If you happen to experience snowfall in Plymouth, you'll notice that the snow rarely touches the ground.

Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Plymouth

The most centrally located hotels in Plymouth with the best ratings are: Hotel Jewells Guest Accommodation, Hotel The Caraneal and Bed and Breakfast Rainbow Lodge Guest House.

Millstones Country Hotel is the closest one to Plymouth.

According to our clients, if you´re travelling with children, the best hotels in Plymouth are Hotel Alma Lodge Guest House, Hotel The Caraneal and Hotel The Moorland.

If you want to save time, the hotels in Plymouth with express check-in and check-out are Hotel The Moorland, Hotel Duke Of Cornwall and Hotel Future Inn Plymouth.

Some of the options for hotels with non-smoking rooms in Plymouth are Hotel Jewells Guest Accommodation, Hotel The Moorland and Hotel The Caraneal.

If you're bringing a vehicle, we recommend that you book a hotel with parking in Plymouth, like Hotel Jewells Guest Accommodation, Hotel The Moorland or Hotel The Caraneal.