Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, has hundreds of years of history to uncover, from Sir Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada, to the Mayflower sailing in 1620, to a city rebuilt following the Blitz during World War II.
Visit the Barbican and Sutton Harbour, a picturesque harbour and wealth of independent shops and restaurants.
A short walk from this historic heart of the city is Plymouth Hoe. The Hoe is home to the striking red-andwhite striped former lighthouse, Smeaton’s Tower, the art-deco, open-air swimming pool Tinside Lido and a number of statues and memorials.
It’s also home to the Common War Graves Commission Plymouth Naval Memorial commemorating more than 23000 naval personnel from the First and Second World Wars. You can also find memorials for the National Armada, Koreans Veterans, Burma Star, Falklands War, Plymouth War memorial, Royal Air Force and Allied Air Forces monument and South African war memorial.