Campsites in Plymouth
There are a variety of campsites in Plymouth and in the nearby region, so you are sure to find what you are looking for. Plymouth Sound Caravan Club site is a good choice if you want to be near the town as it sits on a headland just outside with fantastic views across the bay and has easy access to the South West Coastal Footpath and the Plym Valley Cycleway. For a more secluded experience, head to the Rame Peninsula to the west of Plymouth where you will find the spectacular historical setting of Whitsand Bay Fort. A luxury holiday resort located in the grounds of an old fort, it offers amazing views over Whitsand Bay and has wonderful facilities including the Vaults Restaurant. Whatever your camping needs you will find the perfect location for you near Plymouth.
Things to do in Plymouth
With its rich history and natural waterfront position there are plenty of fun and interesting things to do in Plymouth for all the family. The historic 16th century Barbican area of the city is a must see! With its Tudor houses, Elizabethan gardens and narrow cobbled streets you are transported into the past and can even retrace the footsteps of the Pilgrim fathers who left for the New World on the Mayflower in … (those wanting to know more can check out the Mayflower Museum). Plymouth Hoe is another area not to be missed with its spectacular views of Plymouth Sound where you can watch the ships go by or for an even lovelier views you can climb the 93 steps of the distinctive red and white striped Smeaton Lighthouse. Britain’s Ocean City is also home to the country’s largest aquarium, the National Marine Aquarium, which has exhibits covering all of the world’s oceans and over 70 sharks from 10 different species. For the gin connoisseur, Plymouth Gin Distillery offers a fascinating tour of what is the UK’s oldest gin distillery having been in operation for over 200 years! You will definitely not be bored with so many options in Plymouth.
Events in Plymouth
There is a packed calendar of events in Plymouth and whether you are looking for music, sports, food or indeed fireworks there is something for you! Ocean City Blues ’N Jazz Festival is an annual event in the Barbican area of the city with a range of different jazz styles being performed and it is completely free. Another firm local favourite, the British Firework Championships see 6 of the country’s best firework companies compete over two nights bringing spectators a magnificent spectacle of pyrotechnics over Plymouth Sound. If you want to travel a bit further afield then head to Dartmoor national park where you can experience a starwalk in the dark with an experienced guide and see the wonders of the solar system like never before! The wider region has a lot to offer with a variety of interesting events throughout the year so you are sure to find something that suits your holiday needs.