Plymouth Ferry to Fort William Yard

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The Naval port of Plymouth is rich in Maritime history. It is scattered with its nautical references and provides a lovely, historic coastal location from which to explore South Devon and Cornwall. The Pilgrim Fathers set sail to America from here, and it remains one of the UK’s main naval ports offering sites of great naval vessels leaving and entering Plymouth Sound. The beautiful port and harbour are just a few reasons why Plymouth is in the top ten destinations for a family-friendly holiday. The city is filled with sites and attractions you can enjoy from your holiday cottage for a week or two. Self-catered Holiday cottages within Plymouth are scattered along this fine city’s streets and waterfront; each one is as stylish as the last. You can try your hand at sailing or rowing and get out onto the water for yourself and explore the neighbouring coves and beaches such as Cattedown or Turnchapel. Or board Cremyll Foot Ferry and take a slightly more relaxing route to the equally attractive areas surrounding Plymouth.

Further afield, the wilds of Dartmoor offer an immense adventure playground for hikers, mountain bikers and sightseers. At the same time, along the coast, many small coves, beaches, creeks and small fishing villages are just waiting to be explored.


A seaside holiday apartment balcony overlooking Plymouth Hoe.

Uninterrupted views across Plymouth Sound await couples at Lighthouse View, a luxurious, romantic apartment on Plymouth Hoe in Devon. The elegant coastal apartment offers a generous furnished balcony with ocean views and a living area with sash windows and gently refreshing sea breezes.

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Plymouth is situated between the mouth of the two rivers Plym and Tamar, which join together at the Plymouth Sound, the local Plymouth bay, fondly known as ‘The Sound’. With brilliant views out to sea, it’s no wonder The Sound is a popular area for locals and tourists alike, creating a warm, inviting atmosphere filled with faces from all over the country.

Away from the clear waters and further inland, you can find many more attractions, such as The Barbican, a long strip of buildings overlooking the Sutton Harbour Marina and the Queen Anne Battery. Aside from being in a spectacular location, The Barbican is also a hive of boutiques and cafes, which are always alive with people and music and, especially at night, it’s lit up with lanterns and fires, providing an almost French atmosphere as you sit alongside the harbour and relax in the warm evening.

During the day, there are many other inland attractions such as the majestic Royal William Yard, a Grade One listed building formally used as the naval boating house, or the fabulous Mount Edgcumbe, a giant fort of gardens and mystical forests that can take your breath away for sure. Plymouth holds so many treasures that it’s worth so much more than a simple day trip; make it a holiday to remember with the maritime monument that is Plymouth and a warming holiday cottage.