Devon Vacations And The City Of Plymouth

Vacations in Britain appear to be increasingly popular this year, probably due to the present depression and the weak pound. The UK has a large number of top class vacation destinations including London (the capital of England) and other fascinating cities plus a collection of seaside resorts such as; Blackpool, Eastbourne, Bognor Regis and Clacton-on-Sea. One place commonly overlooked is Plymouth in the south of England.

When you first arrive Plymouth appears rather bland and fairly modern, but searching a little deeper and you will quickly discover that the city of Plymouth has a fascinating history and a deep association with the sea. As long ago as the 16th century there has been a busy port in Plymouth. In fifteen eighty eight Francis Drake embarked from the town’s port to defend the British from the Spanish Armada. A further historic moment occurred in 1620 when the port served as the last embarkation point for the Pilgrim Fathers on their journey to North America.

It is possible to have reasonably priced weekend city breaks in Plymouth by booking rooms in Plymouth B&B rather than staying in a overpriced hotel. A simple online search will reveal that you can make a reservation from twenty nine pounds a night and some establishments offer reasonably priced dinners too, commonly equivalent to, or less costly than local restaurants.

Visitors Attractions In The City Of Plymouth

There are many places of interest to visit in Plymouth. Popular visitor attractions include; the old quay at Sutton Harbour, the National Marine Aquarium, Merchant’s House Museum and the Barbican district. A trip on a boat around the waters of the port is an interesting way to spend some time but if you discover that you have more time to spare why not take a day out to other places close by Plymouth, for example; Mount Edgcumbe, Buckland Abbey or Saltram House.

Saltram House is a pretty Tudor Mansion which is found two miles from the town of Plymouth, Mount Edgcumbe is another fine example of a Tudor house with parklands, coastal paths and landscaped gardens, and Buckland Abbey, roughly 6 miles in distance from Plymouth, is a Cistercian abbey which was once owned by Francis Drake and was later redesigned as a family home.

If you and your friends are currently deciding upon spending a few days in Plymouth it is vital that you book your accommodation at the earliest opportunity because, sadly hotels and guest houses in Plymouth tend to be alarmingly busy and are commonly fully booked for weeks or even months in advance. If you are travelling in a group you might find that Plymouth apartments prove to be cheaper alternative to bed and breakfast in Plymouth. If you are visiting England from overseas then you should consider booking a room for a few days in hotels in London to take in the sights of the English capital too.

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