Runs through Plymouth's nautical heritage, providing the background to the Pilgrim Fathers' trip via interactive gizmos and multisensory...
The Mayflower Steps mark the final UK departure point of the Pilgrim Fathers - the band of settlers who founded New England's first...
Sound Cruising offers regular boat trips from Phoenix Wharf out to the warships at Plymouth's naval base. If you want to surf, the best...
This wonderfully unreconstructed Barbican boozer is all scuffed tables, padded bench seats and an authentic, no-nonsense atmosphere.
A down-to-earth eatery with fish so fresh it's just stopped flapping – try the skate in butter or the locally caught sea bass.
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To get an idea of what old Plymouth was like before the Blitz, head for the Barbican, a district of cobbled streets and Tudor and Jacobean buildings, many now converted into galleries, craft shops and restaurants.
The Pilgrim Fathers' Mayflower set sail for America from the Barbican on 16 September 1620. The Mayflower Steps mark the point of departure – track down the passenger list displayed on the side of Island House nearby. Scores of other famous voyages are also marked by plaques at the steps, including one led by Captain James Cook, who set out from the Barbican in 1768 in search of a southern continent.