Plymouth is coined ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, and boasts an abundance of maritime history and an ever increasing list of activities and attractions with restaurants, galleries and bars popping up left, right and centre. Plumlocations offer two options of holiday rentals in Plymouth, Elliott Terrace on the Hoe and apartments in the trendy Royal William Yard. If you are seeking a UK staycation and have an appetite for the seaside, outdoor adventure and cultural activites, Plymouth has you covered. Here are our 7 reasons on why you must visit Plymouth for your UK holiday!
The location of Plymouth places you right in the heart of South Devon, with the A30 providing easy access across the county, and you are also on the border (or a short ferry journey) from Cornwall! You can lap up the best of both counties from your Plymouth holiday rental, as well as being only half an hour away from Dartmoor National park! Experience and enjoy coastal paths, beautiful beaches, Cornish towns and the rugged Devonshire moors are all viable day trip options at your disposal. Read our blog ‘A Day on Dartmoor‘ for more inspo.
This desirable new culture hub offers a museum, gallery, café and bar. The Box encapsulates Plymouth’s heritage, with their flagship Mayflower project, while also illuminating contemporary and modern art. The Box promises immersive experiences, live music, storytelling and unique experiences, providing an ultimate rainy-day activity if you don’t fancy the beach! Find out more on specific exhibitions and the agenda here.
The Hoe is the iconic view of Plymouth you have probably seen multiple times, as let’s be honest it’s the best photograph opportunity! Nested on the waterfront, the Hoe boasts the red and white striped lighthouse (Smeaton’s Tower), picnic-perfect vast lawn areas, statues and the panoramic view of the sea with dinghies to navy boats cruising in and out of the harbour. If the sun is shining, get to the Hoe which is right below your balcony if you are staying at Elliot Terrace and soak up the summer atmosphere. Treat yourself to an ice-cream, get your step count up with a stroll along the promenade and head to the lido if you fancy a swim!
4.Royal William Yard
Royal William Yard is a Grade 1* listed ex-Naval victualling yard, hosting a variety of popular and al-fresco restaurants, bars, eclectic galleries, pop-up shops and an exciting range of unique events including food, music and cinema to name a few! If you are not staying here, it is still well worth a visit to peruse the independent boutiques, enjoy a glass of wine at sunset and admire the architectural charm. Check out our modern apartments in RWY, available for longer term rental and corporate lets. Royal William Yard also offers the popular restaurants we all know and love, from Wagamama’s to Wildwood (oven-baked pizza) and Las Iguanas.
Your Plymouth stay is not complete without some memorable food moments, so here is some recommendations of bakery’s, bars and restaurants we have (willingly) tried and tested for you. Jacka Bakery is an unrivalled local bakery, offering freshly baked sourdough, pastries, good quality coffee and wholesome lunches. Amble down to the Barbican to stretch your legs and pick up some home made goodies from the charming, blue bakery. It’s not a day by the sea without indulging in some fish and chips, and this classic dish doesn’t come better than in Devon. Head to Harbourside Fish & Chips, an award-winning restaurant at the Barbican. It’s a given that the fish is as fresh as can be, so pick up your high quality, fresh food and get stuck in while dangling your legs over the harbour.
6.Pier Master’s House
Pier Master is one of Plymouth’s incoming exciting attractions that we can’t wait to wine, dine and unwind in. The known and loved coffee shop, Pier One, has recently expanded with an events suite. This multi-faceted venue now offers a bistro, bar and sun-trap terrace with gorgeous bay views. We anticipate this will be to go-to place for sundowners, morning coffee’s and lunch with a sea view. Pier Master’s House is on the waterfront, a short walk away from our Plymouth holiday rentals.
Tinside Lido is truly a pool with a view, as it overlooks the harbour with an infinity pool aesthetic. It is clear why regularly Tinside is voted as one of Europe’s Top 10 outdoor pools, with the vast bow-shape salt water pool, perfectly placed on Plymouth Hoe. The art-deco style design offers sun decks for soaking up the rays, and sometimes offers live events from music to cinema screenings! Tinside is the place to see and be seen in the summer months, so bring your swimmers it’s a couple of minutes from Elliot Terrace.
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