Things To Do

Many of the city’s Top Attractions are situated right here, on the Plymouth Barbican. From National Marine Aquarium – home to the biggest fish tank in Europe, through to the famous Plymouth Gin Distillery and family friendly Barbican Leisure Park, there is lots to see and do for all ages! The Plymouth Barbican is oozing with history and heritage.  Amongst the stunning architecture, you can find many great places to eat, drink and be entertained as well as vast array of independent shops and art galleries.

Mayflower StepsThe Mayflower Steps
A step back in time. On 6th September 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers left Plymouth, England on board of The Mayflower to cross the Atlantic Ocean and settle down in North America. The ‘Steps’ today consist of a commemorative portico with Doric columns of Portland stone that was built in 1934.
More information: www.plymouthmayflowersteps.co.uk
Plymouth Mayflower Museum new Plymouth Barbican 9Mayflower Museum
3-5 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR
01752 306330 www.plymouth.gov.uk
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Plymouth Barbican in Devon UKTourist Information Centre
3-5 The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR
01752 306330 www.plymouth.gov.uk
Great starting point ahead of your exploring , the TIC’s friendly staff are always happy to help. Free accommodation booking service, leaflets, maps and brochures, information on local events, a well stocked souvenir shop and so much more.
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Barbican Landing StagePlymouth Boat Trips
2-5, Commercial Wharf, Madeira Rd, Plymouth PL1 2NX
01752 253153 www.plymouthboattrips.co.uk
Sound and Tamar Cruising – Fishing Trips – Cawsand Ferry – Royal William Yard Ferry – Private Hire

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Mount Batten Ferry
Hexton Quay, Plymouth PL9 9RE
07515 370000 www.mountbattenferry.co.uk
Water Taxi provides regular service, every 30 minutes, from Barbican Landing Stage (Commercial Wharf) to Mount Batten
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TNational Marine Aquariumhe National Marine Aquarium
Rope Walk, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LF
01752 600301 www.national-aquarium.co.uk
The National Marine Aquarium is home to the largest tank in the United Kingdom and the deepest one in Europe. This popular visitor attraction is perfect for all ages
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Barbican Theatre
Castle St, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
01752 267131 www.barbicantheatre.co.uk
The theatre encourage the audiences and participants to visit us and take part in our promoted programmes, events and celebrations in the venue.
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Haunted PlymouthPlymouth Ghost Walks
Meeting Place outside Barbican Tourist Information Centre
07747 739605 www.hauntedplymouth.com
Dare you take a journey into the haunted past of Plymouth with your Ghost Walk guide Kevin Hynes. Kevin will show you why this ancient port has such a wide array of supernatural phenomena.‎
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Elizabethan HouseElizabethan House
32 New St, Plymouth PL1 2
01752 304774 ‎View Info, Map & Reviews via Google  View Photos
This authentic property dates from the late 1500s and has a fascinating history. The house is laid out in the style of an Elizabethan sea captain’s residence with a restored kitchen, eating room, parlour and bedrooms.
For more information: www.plymouth.gov.uk
Elizabethan GardensElizabethan Gardens
34 New St, Plymouth PL1 2NA.
01752 306330 ‎ View Info, Map & Reviews via Google
The Elizabethan Gardens are a true hidden gem of the area, an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Barbican. Open 9am-5pm every day.
Clay ArtClay Art
57 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2LA
01752 665565 www.clayart.co.uk
Clay Art is the Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, a fun place where you can just pop in and paint your own designs onto blank ceramics, which they will glaze and fire for you.
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Plymouth Gin Distillery on Plymouth BarbicanPlymouth Gin Distillery
60 Southside Street, Plymouth, PL1 2LA
01752 665292 www.plymouthgin.com
The Plymouth Gin Distillery opened in 1793 and has been producing the distinctive Plymouth Gin taste ever since. Housed within the distillery is a gift shop, a cocktail bar and the Barbican Kitchen Restaurant.
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South West Image Bank new homePlymouth Barbican Trust
South West Image Bank

25 Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2JN
01752 665445 View Info, Map & Reviews via Google
The SWiB is a photographic archive based in Plymouth, set up by the Plymouth Barbican Trust in 2007.
For more information: www.southwestimagebank.org
Merchants HouseMerchants House
33 St. Andrew Street, Town Centre, Plymouth, PL1 2AX
01752 304381 Merchant House Home Page
A historic building tucked away down one of the city’s oldest streets – the Merchant’s House is Plymouth’s finest surviving example of a 16th/17th century residence. During the 17th century it was home to three Plymouth mayors including privateer William Parker, a friend of Sir Francis Drake.
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Plymouth Arts Centre
38 Looe Street, Plymouth, PL4 0EB
01752 206114 www.plymouthartscentre.org
The Plymouth Arts Centre located on Looe Street, Barbican, is home to an exhibition gallery, cinema, a cafe, bar and restaurant, offering the ideal meeting place; serving a great selection of morning coffee, light lunches, drinks, snacks and Cinema suppers.
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Barbican Leisure Park
Barbican Approach, Coxside, Plymouth PL4 0LG
01752 222241 www.barbican-leisure.co.uk
The Barbican Leisure Park hosts a number of attractions for leisure activities from the 15 screen Vue Cinema, Ten Pin Bowling Alley which includes an amusement arcade, bar and restaurant. Restaurants (Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Hut, Nando’s, Pizza Express, Chiquito), a Gym. For the night time the Oceana nightclub boosting several rooms of entertainment.
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