DID YOU KNOW
Although its modern appearance may fool you, Plymouth is actually deep seated in British naval history. Remember your Tudor lessons? The Spanish Armada and Sir Francis Drake? Yeah, well he set off from Plymouth. That’s right, as did the founding fathers of America, very impressive. It’s also extremely close to a little town called Salcombe, which is where we started. We love Devon.
WHAT TO DO
Plymouth is an important naval town so as you’d expect most of its activities centre on the sea. Learning to kayak or sail is fun, or if you prefer to enjoy the fruits of the sea without getting wet then head to the aquarium. Also the areas of Barbican and Plymouth Hoe are well worth the exploration.
BEST VANTAGE POINT
The aforementioned Hoe boasts the iconic Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse and the natural harbour has great views out into the Sound. There is also a fantastic Art Deco lido close by.
It’s probably clear now that Plymouth uses the surrounding sea to its advantage, so keep 30th June free for the 2018 Golden Globe Race. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s victory when he sailed solo, non-stop around the world in 1969. The race returns fir a nail-biting start in Plymouth next year.
WHAT TO WEAR
Exploring the harbour? Get adventure-ready. Guys wrap up warm in a coat, trousers and a casual tee – girls you’re going to want to bring a jacket too, choose jeans or a skirt, and a simple T-shirt to complete your look.
Passing through? Be sure to pop in to our new store and say hello to our fabulous team. Our store locator is here.