Overlooking Plymouth Sound lies the Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower and the spot where Sir Francis Drake famously finished his game of boals before defeating the Spanish Armada.
The Hoe also has one of the UKs largest Lido with frequent inflatable sessions during the summer. Tinside Lido has been voted in the top 10 pools in Europe and is a popular feature on the Plymouth waterfront.
The National Maritime Aquarium includes the best collection of sharks and manta rays in Europe, the UK's largest collection of marine life in over 50 tanks and a 4D cinema.
The Barbican, easily accessed by the Mount Batten ferry, is a network of small, scenic cobbled lanes that bring you to a hidden Elizabethan House and its peaceful gardens
The oldest working gin distiller in the world, Plymouth Gin, runs daily tours of their facilities along with tasting evenings!
Plymouth's City Museum and Art Gallery contains collections of fine art, decorative art, human history and natural history, and is complemented by changing exhibitions touring from national galleries.
Saltram House and Gardens is a wonderful National Trust property which can be reached by foot or bicycle along a riverside path, or in a few minutes by car. It has lovely landscaped gardens and an impressive Georgian House which was the location for Sense and Sensibility.
Health and Leisure
Children will enjoy a visit to Plymouth Pavilions which has both an indoor ice rink and a fun pool with water slides.
On the outskirts of the city, Plymouth boasts a dry ski slope and a Ski & Snowboard Centre. Lessons and hire is available daily
A short ferry ride to Mount Edgcumbe allows you to explore a beautiful house, garden and coastal footpath. The South West Coast path also runs from the back of the marina along Plymouth Sound to the entrance to the harbour with access to several secluded beaches.
A multiplex cinema and ten pin bowling can be found at the Barbican Leisure Park, along with a full calendar of performances at the Theatre Royal, Drum Theatre and Plymouth Arts Centre.
Staddon Heights Golf Club welcomes visitors and offers 18 holes of golf with fantastic views over Plymouth Sound. Own equipment required.
Fort Stamford Health & Fitness Centre, a five minute walk from the marina, has a gym, aerobics studio, squash courts, pool and beauty therapies. Visitors are welcome and there are a variety of activities taking place each day and evening.
Don't forget to check our our Events page with events at the marina and in the city throughout the year!