Day trips to Plymouth

Long before Sir Francis Drake played his famous game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe, the city was at the heart of England’s maritime culture. Today, Plymouth thrives as a city of culture, with cool shops and restaurants that run right along the waterfront to meet the masses of beautiful sailing boats. You can get to Plymouth from London by train in just over 3 hours; so its perfect for an impromptu getaway from the capital.


Vibrant historic and cultural hub of Plymouth, mixing quaint independent shops, art galleries and all things boaty.

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National Marine Aquarium

Underwater adventures, activities and education – meet the zebra sharks, lionfish, rays and others and learn about looking after our oceans.

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Hot nightspot with dining, cocktails galore, gin and whisky clubs, dancing and theme nights. And when the party ends, they do breakfast, too.

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Royal William Yard

Once a Royal Naval victualing yard, it makes for a great seafront stroll amongst a tasteful fusion of history with 21st century living and eateries.

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The Plymouth Gin Distillery

The ultimate experience for new and well-versed gin aficionados, with behind-the-scenes tours and tastings seven days a week.

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