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Welcome to the Plymouth Barbican Waterfront

Great Attractions | Fine Food | Shops | Pubs | Top Entertainment & Events


Stunning Harbourside views overlooking Sutton Harbour

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Great variety of places to eat around the waterfront

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The historic Mayflower Steps

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Arrrr Pirates! Plymouth Pirate Weekend and many more top events

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News from the Plymouth Barbican

This Christmas #LoveTheBarbican


A true gem in Plymouth’s crown, the Barbican sparkles even more in the festive season. It offers a unique shopping experience to all visitors and is packed with excellent eateries, perfect for all sorts of ‘get togethers’.

In this feature we are giving you a taste of some of the best locations around the Barbican. We’ll give you an insight into what’s on offer and introduce some of the local traders who make this place unique and enticing. (Read full article)

Event: Illuminate and Thanksgiving – Thursday 24 November 2016


Join the gathering crowds this Thursday at the Illuminate and Thanksgiving event as it continues the official countdown to the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower sailing in 2020.

A performance by the Mayflower 400 Legacy Choir kicks off the evening’s event at the Mayflower Steps, followed by Illuminate and Thanksgiving speeches.

The Illuminate lantern, costume and theatre parade will depart from Commercial Wharf, led by the Weapons of Sound Samba band, making it’s way to the Plymouth Guildhall where spectators will be treated to an illuminated projection show.

Illuminate and Thanksgiving provides inspirational, inclusive and creative opportunities for children, young people and communities. It connects Plymouth to the other Mayflower compact partner locations in the UK, Holland and Plymouth, Massachusetts who will also be holding Illuminate events.

Don’t miss this truly unforgettable evening

Full details: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on/illuminate-and-thanksgiving-p1962433

Waterfront Snowflake Trail | Friday 18 November 2016 – Tuesday 3 January 2017

NEW for 2016, Waterfront Snowflake Trail.

Enjoy a family day out and collect the names of the 20 Snowflakes locatsnowflake-1245747_1280_2_20161122114859912ed at the Royal William Yard, Millbay, Hoe, Barbican and Sutton Harbour – all within walking distance of one another. Download the entry form and take a look at which businesses are participating this year and plan your Winter adventure. Each snowflake has a unique name, clearly displayed in the business’s window. Complete the entry form with all 20 names and send it either by using the Santa’s Post boxes on the Barbican and Royal William Yard or by post (full address on the form). There are some great prizes to be won!

Entrants can win 1 of 11 prizes:

An Apple iPAD mini 2
One of three family tickets to the National Marine Aquarium
Free entry for a family to climb Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse
A VIP tour for four of Nancy Astor’s former residence at Eliot Terrace
A VIP lunch at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel
A high speed rib ride around Plymouth Sound
One of two Barbican Christmas hampers
Cream tea for 2 at Boston Tea Party

The six week long Snowflake trail with competition prizes on offer launched on Friday 18 November and will continue throughout the Festive season until Tuesday 3rd January 2017. You can download your form by following the link below or you can pick it up from any participating businesses.

Grab your Snowflake trail booklet here: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/dbimgs/SFT_AW_web(1).pdf

Enjoy the Christmas Festive Season on the Plymouth Barbican


Explore the Plymouth Waterfront on the Barbican & Sutton Harbour this Christmas #ShopLocal #LoveTheBarbican

The Barbican and Sutton Harbour are hosts to a variety of independent shops, top quality attractions, a wide selection of restaurants, cafes & takeaways together with a great choice of popular pubs & clubs to help raise your spirits over the Christmas period.

When it comes to Christmas be sure to visit the waterfront!

The area is filled with art galleries and shops staffed by friendly traders who are more than happy to help. Not sure what to buy the parents? Run out of ideas what to buy your partner? How about something unique?! With a wide range of independent shops to choose from, a brisk walk around the Barbican and Sutton Harbour will give you plenty of ideas for perfect Christmas gifts.

After picking up a few items, don’t forget there are also plenty of places to put your feet up for a coffee or a bite to eat. Check out our extensive range of cafes, restaurants and take away options.

Christmas is all about celebrating with your friends and family. Get together at one of many Barbican pubs and bars and enjoy this festive season.



And there’s loads more events with venues across the Barbican hosting a range of top live entertainment.

This Christmas #LoveThebarbican

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