Built between the mouth of the rivers Plym and Tamar, Plymouth is a city located on the coast of Devon, in England. The first settlement of Plymouth was established before the Bronze Age at Mount Batten. Today, the city is home to approximately 250.000 people, hitting the 16th spot on England largest cities.
The economy in Plymouth is based on ship building and education. Plymouth is a sister city for Brest in France, Gdynia in Poland, Novorosyisk in Russia, San Sebastian in Spain and Plymouth, Massachusetts in the United States of America. If you plan to visit Plymouth, you should know where you can go and what is there to see, but you will surely not be disappointed by this wonderful town.
Union Street is a straight and long city starting from the city center and going to the naval base, called Devonport. It was originally built as a residential neighborhood, but nowadays those plans are considered a total failure, the street having the infamous role of a red light district and being the home of the night life, bars, pubs and clubs from Plymouth. Out of control and drunk people are often picked up by the police in this area. Although it has such a rough fame, the boulevard's buildings are gorgeous and worth visiting.
The Palace Theatre on Union Street opened in 1898 with the role of a music hall. After a fire burned down the building, it reopened as The New Palace Theatre of Varietes a year later. Later, the function of the building was that of a bingo hall. In 2006 the police caught there drug dealers and the building is now closed. It is also one of the most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in the United Kingdom and also one of the most beautiful.
Plymouth Pavillions is a complex housing entertainment and sports activities since 1991. If you want to do something to disconnect for a few hours, this is the best place in Plymouth.
Blackfriars Gin Distillery since 1793, they have been crafting their world renowned smooth gin at Blackfriars Distillery. Discover some of the secrets behind the legendary smooth taste of Plymouth Gin.
The National Marine Aquarium is Britain's foremost aquarium and in the years since it opened it has attracted millions of visitors through its doors. Great for the whole family.