Exploring the sights of Plymouth

If you are seeking a retreat to enjoy nature and adventure, look no further than Plymouth. For those interested in culture and history, the town also has several museums. Plymouth is renowned for its many beautiful harbours, well worth seeing. There are several interesting places to visit; here are a few of the many.

The busiest harbour is Barbican which has two historical streets. Walking down them you will find a selection of antique shops, ancient buildings and busy restaurants. The National Marine Aquarium, located in this area, has some of the rarest marine life in England. Seahorses, sharks and shoals of fish are amongst the animals you will be able to see. There is a cafeteria, picnic area and souvenir shop available in the Aquarium.

The industrious spirit of Plymouth is symbolised by the Devonport Royal Dockyard, where some of the greatest submarines and yachts can be seen being repaired and created. While in Plymouth you must visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan, a refuge of themed gardens, which have been superbly landscaped with specimens of rare plants. Add to this, stunning expansive lawns, a jungle area to explore and pond areas.

Located on the outskirts of Plymouth, Dartmoor Wildlife Park, covering 30 acres, is home to many species of wildlife. Visitors can book wildlife trails, walking through the woods to get close to nature or visit the falconry centre. A play area is available for children.

Tours can be arranged at the distillery of Plymouth Gin. The tour gives an insight into the 400 year history of Plymouth Gin and the manufacturing of it. An in house shop sells a selection of rare alcohol. Architecture enthusiasts will enjoy visiting the Crownhill Fort. Built in the Victorian age, the beautiful building is a popular venue for events.