The Area

The towns and villages of South Devon are among the prettiest in England. Many are situated on the coast and are near to unspoilt beaches that are easily accessible and provide a perfect location for spending a lazy summer day. The South Devon Coast path is only two minutes from the apartment and passes by Plymouth Hoe, the historic site where Sir Francis Drake first sighted the Spanish Armada while playing bowls. Follow the path around and youíll end up at Cremyll where you can catch a passenger ferry to the grounds of Mount Edgecumbe House.

The city of Plymouth has plenty of attractions including:

The National Marine Aquarium 10 minutes walk
www.national-aquarium.co.uk
Situated on the sea front and next to the Coastal Path, The National Marine Aquarium experience comprises a total of 50 live exhibits including three massive tanks, the largest of which and Britain's deepest tank and holds 2.5 million litres of water. Over 4000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to coral reefs. In addition a new aquarium zone, Explorocean, focuses on ocean exploration and sustainability through innovative, interactive exhibits.

The Theatre Royal 10 minutes walk
www.theatreroyal.co.uk
The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West, achieving annual audiences of over 360,000.

Plymouth Gin 5 minutes walk
www.plymouthgin.com
Since 1793, the world famous Plymouth Gin has been produced in the Barbican based distillery. Still a production site for this unique spirit, the distillery now also features a stunning cocktail bar and holds organised tours.

Plymouth Museum 10 minutes walk
www.plymouth.gov.uk
This council run museum holds special exhibitions plus houses the cityís collection of historic items.

Plymouth Hoe & Barbican 5 minute walk
Wikipedia
The Hoe and the Barbican areas hold most of the history of the city of Plymouth, from Sir Francis Drake who first sighted the Spanish Armada while playing bowls on the Hoe, to the Pilgrim Fathers who set sail to America from the Mayflower steps, the area of cobbled streets and Tudor buildings provides an interesting day for visitors.

Cinemas, bowling, dining and night life
www.barbican-leisure.co.uk

The city has numerous stylish bars and restaurants, many situated in the Barbican and Sutton Marina area (1 minute walk). A short 10 minute walk through the marina leads you to the Barbican Leisure Park which has a whole host of entertainment facilities on offer.

The city has much more to offer. If you're looking for a base for sailing or diving, the apartment couldn't offer a more convenient location, being a one minute walk from Plymouth's main marina, Sutton Harbour (www.suttonharbourmarina.com), where the city's premier dive training centre (www.aquanauts.co.uk) is located.

Further afield

Dartmoor
To the north of Plymouth, Dartmoor offers a range of activities to the visitor. Walking, climbing and horse riding are just some of the pastimes that can be enjoyed in this area of Devon's premier national park.

The South Hams
The South Hams, immediately to the east of Plymouth, features some of the most stunning coastal line of the UK and some of the most beautiful golden sandy beaches this side of the Channel. Coastal towns including Salcombe and Dartmouth are within 50 minutes drive of Plymouth and sandy beaches such as Mothecombe, Bantham and Salcombe are within 20 minutes of the city centre.