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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. For Barbican and beyond, use our Plymouth journey planner to get the most from your Plymouth vacation.
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  • August 21, 2017
    With the Ferry is fun, Barbican is nice to see the old port, How is fun for children (playground) v Center is terrible. Went back again soon. Had thought that Plymouth would be a modern city and we got that impression. The Cathedral was beautiful.
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  • August 21, 2017
    So much for what is the Corsair atmosphere. He doesn't rest more interesting in Plymouth and the modern city stretch for kilometres of suburbs before reaching this little corner of port that has kept a dash of authenticity. Much like in Brest, the city suffered from bombing and apart from the Citadel and this little piece of docks, Plymouth, dreary Plains, not what long stay there except to wait for the boarding to the ship back. A few old houses give a semblance of coloured patina and pubs are lined up waiting for the barge. Not what complacency or hoist the Pavilion of the joy of living. Was it the rain which fell, like the night, but the atmosphere did not seem to the party.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Sizzling steak and chips and a pint of bitter in The Navy, a nice bottle of Prosecco while you sit outside the Crown and Anchor, a yard long hot-dog from Capt. Jaspers. Take a trip around the harbour ...  more »

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