City Breaks

Make the most of your stay in Plymouth

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A city for Everyone

Plymouth has everything you need for the perfect city break, as a couple or as a family! 

Things To do

Walk down memory lane, walk the waterfront, take a leisurely boat trip or get active  with our inspiring recommendations.

Places To Eat

Indulge in some of the finest food and drink Plymouth has to offer by viewing our top places to eat.

Coastal Locations

Plymouth has the luxury of being situated close to the coast meaning there’s an array of beautiful beaches

Family Days Out

Plymouth is home to some incredible attractions, with something for everyone in the family to enjoy

You can’t leave Plymouth without feeling refreshed and relaxed!

A Rich History

The city of Plymouth has an array of fantastic things to do, places to stay and places to eat. Plymouth’s extensive past, dating back as far as the bronze age, has seen significant growth.

With this in mind, it’s fair to say Plymouth has many fascinating stories and interesting facts to catch your imagination. Here’s just a few of many:

See below a timeline of change.

Jackas Bakery
Jackas Bakery, located on the Barbican, is reputed to be the oldest commercial bakery in the world still in operation.
Plymouth's Shipping & Imports
Plymouth became the centre of commercial shipping, handling of imports and passengers from the Americas since the Mayflower Pilgrims departed for the New World in 1620.
Plymouth's Port
The Port of Plymouth serves the biggest Naval Base in Western Europe with base ported vessels including nuclear submarines and large warships, and many ships from foreign navies visit Plymouth for Operational Sea Training
Eddystone Lighthouse
The original Eddystone Lighthouse (1698 - 1703) was the first offshore lighthouse in the world and constructed of wood. The third Eddystone Lighthouse was re-erected on Plymouth Hoe in 1882 and is a now popular tourist attraction. The fourth Eddystone Lighthouse is still in use
Plymouth Gin
Plymouth Original Strength Gin has been distilled at England’s oldest working distillery, Black Friars on Plymouth’s historic Barbican since 1793.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In 1882 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle worked at a friend’s medical practice in Durnford Street, Stonehouse
Nancy Astor
In 1919 Nancy Astor became the first woman Member of Parliament, representing the constituency of Sutton in Plymouth
A Grand Voyage
Sir Francis Chichester left Plymouth on 27 August 1966 in his ketch Gipsy Moth IV and circumnavigated the world singlehanded, arriving back in Plymouth on 28 May 1967 after 266 days