Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Plymouth, on the south coast of Devon, is a venerable maritime port grown up around the natural Sutton Harbour. The town is bounded on the east by the river Pym and on the west by the Tamar. Arriving by sea, visitors will notice Smeaton’s Tower, the restored, red-and-white Eddystone Lighthouse from the 18th century. It stands on the green space called the Plymouth Hoe, which also holds a statue of Sir Francis Drake and an Armada Memorial, built 300 years after the famous defeat of the Spanish Armada offshore. The Mayflower Steps is a monument to the Puritan pilgrims who sailed from Plymouth in 1620 to colonize America. The Brbvican districts narrow, cobblestone streets are an attraction in their own right,as is the 17th century Royal Citadel across the harbor from the National Marine Aquarium.