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Barbican, Plymouth
(4.5/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Before visiting Plymouth the literature gives the impression of a soulless concrete jungle created in the aftermath of WWII. It is therefore particularly delightful to find this area survived and has ...  more »
  • Lovely place to visit. Make sure you go into the back streets to see the old Plymouth and look at the old buildings, lots of touristy shops to browse through. Lovely places to visit, local pubs and ca...  more »
  • Beautiful area to explore. Lots of individual shops and great if you enjoy browsing around antique/jewelry shops. A number of coffee establishments too.