Be In... Plymouth

A vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions!


A vibrant waterfront city packed full of attractions, activities, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing. Come rain or shine you’ll find something for everyone among the city streets, surrounding country side and marine environment beyond.

You can’t beat fresh sea air, and you are definitely in the right place for that. Just a 15 minute drive from the city centre you’ll find Wembury Beach which belongs to the National Trust. If you are looking to venture out and endure in a pretty scenic route, then drive to Whitsand Bay and experience its show stopping shoreline on the Cornish coast. Other destinations nearby include Rock, St Ives, Falmouth, Fowey and Newquay, where water sports, art and mesmeric views reign supreme.

One for the foodies! In and around the Barbican, you’ll find a variety of eateries; RockFish and Barbican Kitchen both specialise in oceanic fare. Plymouth Fisheries is the epicentre of the southwest seafood trade. Seafood not your thing? Don’t worry, there’s plenty more choice. Housed within a 15th century tower, The Artillery Tower Restaurant is perfect for fine dining and if you are looking for something a little different. Other recommend places include Le Bistrot Pierre, which is located in the impressive surroundings of Plymouth’s Royal William Yard and hosts a relaxed and friendly feel, and also River Cottage Canteen and Seco Lounge. Just a drink? That is more than okay, Bread & Roses is Plymouth’s first socially enterprising pub, which also hosts gigs and acts as a local gallery. Le Vignoble is Plymouth’s very own boutique wine lounge where you can pick from over 180 wines and champagnes from all around the world, and if gin is more your thing tours of the Plymouth Gin Distillery are a delight.

Time to be a happy shopper. From the commotion of Drake’s Circus to the artisan backstreets of the Barbican district, Plymouth is filled with places to shop- independent and high-street you can take your pick! If you are into entertainment and the music scene, early summer brings the whimsical feast that is Port Eliot Festival and after dark the Theatre Royal is where West End blockbusters are born. You’ll find live music most nights of the week at The Junction and Annabel’s, plus Plymouth Pavilions.

Other key places to visit are the Hoe, where in 1967 The Beatles stopped off during their Magical Mystery Tour, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and the Barbican Theatre.

If you are looking to extend your stay there are lovely quaint apartments with harbour views at Drakes Wharf. You can have a spot of champagne and afternoon whilst overlooking the city if you stay at The Duke of Cornwall. Or just a small drive inland lies the grey stone grandeur of Langdon Court and the rustic comfort of Churchwood Valley’s log cabins.

The average price for property in Plymouth stood at £217,038 in May 2018. In terms of property types, flats in Plymouth sold for an average of £149,391 and terraced houses for £187,301. This is according to the current Zoopla estimates.

If Plymouth is an area you are interested in, why not contact our Plymouth Office to find out more information and see what’s on offer.

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