Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city, shaped by the fortunes of sea, trade and war. With well known landmarks, historical sites and natural assets to explore.
As the cultural centre of Devon and Cornwall there is always something to enjoy in Plymouth.
Plymouth city centre has something for everyone boasting the largest centre for shopping in the South West outside of Bristol.
The historic Barbican is an essential first port of call for your visit to Plymouth. Where Drake and Raleigh once weighed anchor, today you can find a bustling community of specialist shops, restaurants and bars and world class attractions, all in a picturesque harbour setting.
But don’t just take our word for it…..get out there to see for yourselves!
Plymouth has one central rail station situated on north rd, which is just a short walk from the main city centre and approx 25 minutes walk from the Barbican. Full details of all train services are available following the link below.
Alternatively great scenic railways of Devon and Cornwall will let you explore fascinating places without your car, from stunning coastal views to rolling green countryside.
Bretonside bus and coach station is less than 5 minutes walk from the Barbican. Plymouth City Bus is the biggest public transport provider in Plymouth. For more details on timetables and bus routes please click on our link below
BY FERRY OR BOAT:
The Torpoint ferry forms a vital transport link across the Tamar between the town of Torpoint in Cornwall and the city of Plymouth in Devon. For up-to-date prices and details of Torpoint ferry services please click on the link below
Mount Batten ferry offers a regular service between the Barbican and Mount Batten and is ideal for commuters, families and shoppers alike. The ferry operates daily, all year round (weather permitting). For more information please click on our link below
Cycling plays a crucial role in the local transport system. It is environmentally sustainable, cheap and efficient. Plymouth is well positioned on a crossroads of the National Cycle Network routes 27 and 2. For the Plymouth cycle map and the best place to hire your mountain bikes and hybrids click on our links below
Plymouth and the surrounding area has lots to offer with magnificent coastlines or enchanting moors. Dartmoor is especially ideal for walking with spectacular views and lots of history. Click on our links below for some information on some of these great walks