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Barbican, Plymouth

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One of the few places in the city still intact after the Blitz in World War II, Barbican retains it original architecture. Along the promenade, you'll find the National Marine Aquarium with the deepest tanks in Europe, the 16th-century Elizabethan House, and the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrims set sail in 1620. The area has inspired many artists, including Robert Lenkiewicz, who lived and worked in the community for most of his life. Make your first stop the visitor's center, where you can pick up information on all these sites and other gems hidden among the many shops, restaurants, and bars. To visit Barbican and get the most from your holiday in Plymouth, create itinerary details personal to you using our Plymouth vacation planner.
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  • Great place to roam the streets, watching the boats in the harbour, to grabbing a bite at one of the oldest bakery, experience a range of restaurants to shopping from a variety of handicraft shops. Do...  more »
  • Been here on several occasions,can get busy but very friendly, service is quick even when busy, nice place to go in the day as well  more »
  • This area of Plymouth is like going back in time taverns shops, cafes and small streets with interesting shops tucked away, boat rides too. enjoy the visit here every time highly recommend.  more »