Historic Plymouth is cradled between the River Plym to the east and the River Tamar to the west, forming a picturesque landscape that has been an inspiration for many over the centuries. Smeaton’s Tower, the iconic 18th century greets the ship as we approach the port. This restored beacon stands as a sentinel on Plymouth Hoe, a verdant expanse that also houses a statue of Sir Francis Drake and the monumental Armada Memorial. The Mayflower Steps stand as a poignant tribute to the Puritan pilgrims who embarked on their historic journey to America from Plymouth in 1620.
Venture into the heart of the Barbican district, where narrow, cobblestone streets echo stories of times past. Across the harbor, the imposing 17th-century Royal Citadel stands guard, its stone walls steeped in history.