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Plymouth Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom


Plymouth is a city situated on rivers Plym and Tamar in Devon, England. Historical findings indicate the Plymouth’s history goes back to Bronze Age. Plymouth was a great industrial center and shipping port. Geographical location, climate and wonderful landscapes have made Plymouth a fabulous picnic and entertainment spots.

It has ferry links with France and Spain. The sights and attractions of Plymouth are popular throughout the Europe. Plymouth Airport is served for International flights. There are many places of historical and cultural importance. Married couples, honeymooners and retired executives find their destination to Plymouth for vacation. Some of the most popular attractions in Plymouth include the following.

Theatre Royal

It is one of the major entertainment spots in Plymouth. It is a major theatre that features auditorium, ballet and opera. It has more than 1300 seating capacity. Theatre Royal produces extensive range of works including drams, comedy shows and live musical performances throughout the year.

Royal Citadel

It was built in 1660s and served as an English defense for many Years. It was regularly maintained in the reins of different monarch. Royal Citadel was equipped with 113 guns and other different types of weapons. The walls of the Royal citadel are 70 feet high. It serves as a great tourism attraction especially in summer. Guided tours are also arranged to visit this historical place.

Smeaton's Tower

It is one of the top lighthouses in Plymouth. Smeaton’s Tower was built in 1756. It is modeled and shaped like Oak tree. Today it serves as a great tourism attraction in Plymouth. It is 48 ft in height provides the scenic views of the city.

Saltram House

It is a historical mansion located in Plymouth. Its interiors and exteriors are decorated with plasterwork and furnishings. It is one of the best preserved samples of the Georgian Era. It serves as a great landscape in Plymouth for many decades.


Barbican is a name given to Old Harbor area of Plymouth. It preserves the history and architecture of the city. Barbican has fortified gate and it has also served as a fish market.

Plymouth Sound

It is a great bay in Plymouth, United Kingdom. There are three entrances in bay. Ferries to France and Spain also use the same bay area.

Drake Circus Shopping Centre

It is a great shopping complex in Plymouth. It was opened in 2006. A number of roads meet here to give the area a circular shape. A number of big stores of UK have their presence here.

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