Plymouth Visitor information
Plymouth boasts a rich history and maritime heritage, reflected in many old cobbled streets to explore and visitor attractions including Blackfriars Gin Distillery (Plymouth Gin), National Marine Aquarium, Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery, Elizabethan House, The Merchant's House, Crownhill Fort, Saltram House, The Royal Citadel, and Plymouth Hoe.
It is also home to a number of high-profile events, including the British Fireworks Championships and World Championship Class 1 Powerboat Racing, as well as smaller, locally-based events and festivals.
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, with the Dartmoor National Park just to the north, the natural harbour of Plymouth Sound to the south and the rivers Plym and Tamar on either side, Plymouth offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities to help people make the most of the city and its surroundings during their visit. Plymouth provides the perfect base whilst staying in the South West with easy access to the neighbouring counties of Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. From scuba diving in the Sound to taking a stroll through the woods there are sports and recreation opportunities for everyone to enjoy.
Getting to Plymouth
London to Plymouth by road will take around 3.5 hours. The A38 links the motorway network from Exeter (M5) to Plymouth and the South West. There are good coach services from most major cities to Exeter and Plymouth.
Plymouth is on the national rail network and the journey time is between 3 - 3.5 hours from London Paddington. For more information, please see http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Plymouth city airport is located approximately four miles outside the city centre: taxis from the airport cost approximately £15.00.