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Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth

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Landmark Tourist Spot
Known locally as the Hoe, Plymouth Hoe is a public space on the coast with views of the sound, island, and Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. The water that hugs the coast is always bustling with sailboats, fishing trawlers, and ferries in transit from Spain and France. Take a look at the Smeaton's Tower, or what was once the top portion of the Eddystone Lighthouse, where a statue of Sir Francis Drake was erected in 1884. Hotels flank the coastline, and restaurants are scattered around the area. Check the online event calendar before setting out to the Hoe. Events are frequent, and you may catch a fireworks competition or a boat race. Arrange your visit to Plymouth Hoe and discover more family-friendly attractions in Plymouth using our Plymouth tourist route planner.
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  • A beautiful view of the Plymouth sound and Drake's Island. In front of the Hoe is the promenade. Often events are organised on the Hoe. In August thousand of bikes gather after a charity ride. There's...  more »
  • The hoe is a lovely place to go for a walk with stunning views across the water. They often have events on such as fireworks or fairs, and it can get quite busy then. There's often lots of dogs having...  more »
  • Who wouldn't enjoy Plymouth hoe, fantastic views, lovely open space right next to the city. Just a great place to sit and watch the world go by. There is also a wonderful cafe on the front by the tapa...  more »
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  • I remember being taken here by my parents when I was growing up. It still hasn't lost its charm. Perfect to enjoy in the Summer after a walk across the Hoe and a picnic in the park.
  • Lovely family space. Lots of games and space to run and play.
  • Great for children, offering mini golf and various children's rides etc.
  • My 3 year old granddaughter loved it
  • The kids love it here, the revamp has been done well

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Lodging in Plymouth range from stylish brand names and cozy B&Bs, to affordable self-catering apartments and private inns. To be near the city's main attractions, stay near the waterfront. Farther inland, you can explore a world of less expensive but just as comfortable boutique hotels and hostels, all within walking distance of the city's finest shops, restaurants, and bars. For an even less expensive alternative, consider staying in the quiet suburbs. Though a bit far from the city center, suburban hotels offer top-quality rooms at a fraction of the cost of the big hotel chains.
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