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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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  • Starting place for Pilgrim Fathers! Harbour side area, with marinas , shops, pubs/Inns, restaurants all types! Esp Fish/Seafood! Try Rockfish, recently refurbished, situated outside main entrance to t...  more »
  • Lovely harbour, restaurants, cafes,shops.sea world.couples,children, on your own, something here for everyone! REALLY VIBRANT.  more »
  • Fun and interesting place to visit especially if the weather is good. Lovely to wander around plenty of places to eat and drink or just sit and watch the world go by on the water front  more »