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The Barbican, Plymouth

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One of the few places in the city still intact after the Blitz in World War II, The 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 The Barbican and beyond, use our Plymouth journey planner to get the most from your Plymouth vacation.
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  • Cobbled streets and historic houses on the waterfront. Lots of restaurants and bars. A nice place to wander around have a meal or just people watch.  more »
  • Lovely area, very friendly locals. Nice food and plenty to do! ideal for all families and groups. loved it  more »
  • Great and historic gin distillery. Weatherspoons gog and magog. Good company, heaving with happy, friendly people, decent beer and reasonable food.  more »

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