Best things to do in Plymouth

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

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1. Barbican
44local recommendations
Mark & Luda
Mark & Luda says “The historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour are the heart of the city's heritage with the oldest buildi...” ·
2. Royal William Yard Harbour
40local recommendations
Nikki
Nikki says “A beautiful setting. Lots of restaurants, cafes and bars. Great day or night. Highly recommended ...” ·
3. Plymouth
31local recommendations
Navaid
Navaid says “Plymouth (Listeni/ˈplɪməθ/) is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60 km) s...” ·
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4. Theatre Royal Plymouth
34local recommendations
Steven
Steven says “Westend shows are often visiting throughout the year. Plenty of parking available near the theatre w...” ·
5. Hoe Park
26local recommendations
Morgan
Morgan says “It provides beautiful views, and is the natural heart of Plymouth with breathtaking views across Ply...” ·
6. National Marine Aquarium
30local recommendations
Morgan
Morgan says “The location of the National Marine Aquarium is on the Barbarian where there are many food and drink...” ·
7. Mount Edgcumbe Park
25local recommendations
Rebecca
Rebecca says “Mount Edgcumbe is an amazing place. Most of Mount Edgcumbe is free to visit and there is something f...” ·
8. National Marine Aquarium
21local recommendations
Simon
Simon says “The National Marine Aquarium has been open for 20 years now and is a fantastic place to visit on a r...” ·
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9. The Devonport Inn
21local recommendations
Jane
Jane says “The Devonport is a lovely pub (one of my favourites) situated in the stunning little harbour town of...” ·
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10. River Cottage
14local recommendations
Felicity & Freya
Felicity & Freya says “Well worth the trip at the Historic Naval Royal William Dockyard the restaurant is located on the wa...” ·
11. Plymouth Gin Distillery
16local recommendations
Simon
Simon says “The Plymouth Distillery is the oldest working distillery in England. It has been making Plymouth Gin...” ·
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12. Rock Salt
31 Stonehouse St
16local recommendations
Tim
Tim says “Despite the uninspiring surroundings this is my favorite restaurant in plymouth. the food and atmosp...” ·
13. Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park
13local recommendations
Joanna
Joanna says “Take the small ferry from Admiral's Hard (Stonehouse) and enjoy a fabulous walk in the House's park....” ·
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14. The canteen at maker heights
14local recommendations
Dawn
Dawn says “on top of Maker Heights, run by ex River Cottage chef Nick, The Canteen is a little bit of casual di...” ·
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15. Plymouth Pavilions
12local recommendations
Lindsay
Lindsay says “Ice rink and music venue. The ice rink has a variety of sessions including Ice Disco, Family Fun and...” ·
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16. Vue Cinemas
13local recommendations
Nancy
Nancy says “If it is a large cinema you want then the Vue is for you, but small is the Barn at Dartington. Tours...” ·
17. Hoe Promenade
12local recommendations
Louise
Louise says “Plymouth Hoe runs along the waterfront where many famous explorers have sailed to all different part...” ·
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18. Seco Lounge
4 Royal William Rd
10local recommendations
James And Justin
James And Justin says “Nice breakfasts and food. Nice place to relax in and have a coffee or play a board game. ” ·
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19. RockFish
9local recommendations
Alison
Alison says “Wanting to enjoy some traditional fish and chips? Look no further than Rockfish, the sustainable sea...” ·
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20. Barbican Leisure Park
8local recommendations
Elizabeth
Elizabeth says “Hosts a Vue Cinema, several chain restaurants - Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Hut, Chiquitos, Pizza Expr...” ·
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21. The Dock
9local recommendations
Sophie
Sophie says “Lovely Independent Cafe/Coffee Shop. Right by the dock with lovely views over Plymouth Sound. Nice a...” ·
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22. Le Bistrot Pierre
8local recommendations
Alison
Alison says “French bistro classics and a lively atmosphere. The Dauphinoise potatoes are amazing and the cocktai...” ·
23. Mount Edgcumbe House & Country Park
10local recommendations
Lynn
Lynn says “This is a beautiful country park, surrounded by the sea. I can't think of a better place to be at th...” ·
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24. Jolly Jacks
8local recommendations
Fred
Fred says “This market increasingly has international stalls selling cooked food. The Thai stall is very intere...” ·
25. Mayflower Steps Guides
9local recommendations
Tracy
Tracy says “Famous, This is where the Mayflower sailed from with the Pilgrim fathers to America, visit the Barbi...” ·
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26. The Rising Sun
8local recommendations
Danny
Danny says “This is a great local pub with fantastic food and a lovely buzz. If you are looking for live music a...” ·
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27. Saltram House
7local recommendations
Denise
Denise says “National Trust property, film location for Sense & Sensibility. Beautiful house with lovely walks i...” ·