Things to do in Plymouth

Are you someone that likes an action packed holiday? If you are, we can help fill every minute of your stay at The Cottages at Blackadon Farm. Let’s look things to do in Plymouth given it’s only 15 minutes away by car.

We’ll start with the latest attraction. The Box in Plymouth is the largest museum, gallery and archive in the South West. At The Box, you can get close to a hairy Mammoth and fine art. If you want to understand more about Plymouth’s status as Britain’s Ocean City, you’ll find plenty of of things to keep you interested. A special Mayflower exhibition is running until September 2021, commemorating the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers to America.

Whilst you’re in Plymouth, you can head to National Marine Aquarium. It’s the largest aquarium in the UK. You’ll encounter incredible marine life and the best bit…you don’t have to get wet.

Just a few steps away from the National Marine Aquarium are the Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers left from. Close by are regular boat trips which sail around the harbour and give you close up views of nuclear submarines and warships at Europe’s largest naval base.

After a boat ride, meander through the neighbouring cobbled streets to find old fashions sweet shops, pubs with plenty of character and two of the UK’s top 20 fish and chip shops. On a sunny day you can watch the world go by and take in the sea air whilst relaxing on a bench overlooking the ocean.

An alternative trip on the water is the short hop on the Cremyll Ferry to Mount Edgcombe. This historic country park includes woodland walks, a beach, country house, formal gardens, craft shops and rare Black Bee hives.

On a sunny day, take your swimmers and make a day of it at Tinside Lido. This art deco pool is truly unique given it’s so close to the city and overlooks the harbour.

Come and experience the best of Plymouth when you stay at The Cottages at Blackadon Farm.

Image credit: @theboxplymouth



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