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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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  • A nice busy area of Plymouth where you will find loads of places to eat, loads of people on the streets and nice local shops. 
  • Lots of good eating establishments across all price ranges both on the Barbican and the How, quite a few of which are dog friendly. You must visit the world famous Cap'n Jasper's for good low cost mea...  more »
  • No doubt stroll through this area of Plymouth and get through the small streets and those corners, is something magical. It's like back to another era, that is the beautiful sites, still keeping the essence of before, without being "spoiled" with too much modern buildings that alter the true aesthetics of a place. To my love to stroll through this area, stand in the windows of shops and breathe the fresh air of the sea.
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