Things to do in Plymouth

Activities, attractions and tours
Plymouth showing a coastal town and heritage architecture

Plymouth Tourist Attractions & Activities

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Top places to visit

1. National Marine Aquarium

Take a journey through the many oceans of the world from the shores of Plymouth itself, to tropical coral reefs. See marine life from hermit crabs, lobsters and starfish, to loggerhead turtles and tiger sharks.
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Discover the creatures that live deep in the world’s oceans and learn about the importance of conservation at the largest aquarium in the U.K.

2. Royal William Yard

Marvel at the blend of 19th- and 21st-century architecture in Royal William Yard, a cultural focal point on Plymouth’s waterfront. Here, impressive navy buildings have been transformed into a modern and atmospheric space, occupied by buzzing restaurants and welcoming art studios.
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Grandiose maritime buildings have been transformed into one of Plymouth’s trendiest spots, now a hub of restaurants, art galleries and family activities.

3. Plymouth Gin Distillery

Spend a few hours at the Plymouth Gin Distillery, where both the visitor attraction and the gin it produces have won numerous awards for excellence. Take a tour of the working distillery before stopping in the bar to sample its produce. Tours here encourage visitors to get hands-on, with opportunities to taste different gins and even make your own concoction.
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Sip on expertly made gin in a historic distillery that has been making spirits for over two centuries in the same spot on Plymouth’s waterfront.

4. Tinside Lido

The Tinside Lido consists of a large semi-circular swimming pool and complex that overlooks the English Channel. Showing off an art deco design, the site has been a key part of Plymouth’s coastline since its inauguration in 1935. Bring your family to enjoy this saltwater pool on a warm summer afternoon.
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Between the sea and the green cliffs of Plymouth is an art deco swimming pool surrounded by fountains, deck chairs and a café.

5. Smeaton's Tower

Admire the red-and-white stripes of Smeaton's Tower from the ground and then climb to the top to see the old lantern room. Get a glimpse into the lives of lighthouse keepers in the 18th century and take in views from all over Plymouth.
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The centerpiece of Plymouth’s Hoe, this old-fashioned lighthouse is one of the most well-known landmarks in Devon.

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