Plymouth is a city with a rich heritage and a fascinating seafaring history, and has many places of interest, including historical buildings, museums, galleries, parks and coast. Entertainment in Plymouth is varied and could include opera at the Theatre Royal, a film at the Vue Cinema or a pop concert at the Plymouth Pavilions. There’s a wide choice for places to eat, with many restaurants and various international cuisines, and plenty of bars and clubs for a lively evening out.
There’s a wide choice for shopping in the city, including at the Drake’s Circus Shopping Centre, which has a wide variety of stores. For business, there are a number of conference centres such as at Plymouth University, and Exeter International Airport serves the city for air travel.
Plymouth Car Hire
Wherever you are in Plymouth, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Plymouth car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
There are lots of places to see in Plymouth and here are a few suggestions:
Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
You can visit this museum and gallery to see fascinating collections such as fossils, birds and animals, ceramics, silverware, furniture, ancient Egyptian artefacts, finds from the Bronze and Iron Age, together with medieval artefacts. In the gallery you can see works by artists such as Sir Joshua Reynolds, J M W Turner, Claude Lorrain and Stanley Spencer.
This house dating back to the 1500’s is a charming place to look around, with interesting features such as its lovely fireplace, a large 19th century dolls’ house and various household items, along with a school room from Victorian times, and you can learn all about the history of the house and the city, including experiences during the Blitz.
Here you can learn all about the harbour of Plymouth and its history, including Francis Drake and his expeditions, the harbour’s military past, sea fishing and trading, and the Pilgrim Fathers’ Mayflower expedition.
National Marine Aquarium
A great place to visit for all the family, in this large aquarium you’ll see many different fascinating fish and sea creatures from all around the world close up, such as several varieties of sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, octopuses and many more, along with colourful coral reefs.
You can book a tour around this beautiful Georgian house, where you can look around the building and its splendid rooms with ornately plastered ceilings, elegant furniture, paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, ceramics and elegant Saloon designed by Robert Adam. Around the house are lovely gardens and parkland with the river, woods and picturesque surroundings.
You can make a visit to this Abbey, built in the 13th century, and formerly home to Cistercian monks, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake. Take a look around this Abbey and museum and see a self-portrait by Rembrandt, replica Elizabethan costumes, Francis Drake’s Chamber with its ornate ceiling and a drum owned by Drake, the chapel and enjoy the surrounding woods, meadows and valley.
For an enjoyable family day out, you can visit this Zoo where you’ll see many exciting animals which include lions, cheetahs, tigers, brown bears, reindeer, wallabies, meerkats, wolves, monkeys, otters and snakes, and the zoo is situated in lovely woods and countryside.
West Hoe Park
This park has lots of features which include a miniature railway for rides, trampolines, crazy golf, a big playground area for kids which includes lots of fun climbing activities, and is the park is situated close to beach.
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