An autonomous city within the county of Devon in the South West of England, Plymouth is famous for its sea faring past and its current ports and coastal activities. Devon shares borders with Cornwall, Dorset, and Somerset and is unique in having two separate coastlines, facing the English and Bristol Channels.
Plymouth lies on the English Channel coast and is a popular destination for visitors and holidaymakers. We present A selection of recommended establishments in and around the city, a Plymouth Bed and Breakfast is an ideal base from which to explore this fascinating and cultural city.
Plymouth Sound is one of Europe’s largest natural harbours and the starting point for many of the world’s greatest sea adventures including the Mayflower’s voyage to the New World. Still a major port today, the city is home of the largest naval base in Western Europe, and has ferry ports serving destinations on the continent. The sea going culture of the city is continued through the many Marinas and water sports which dominate the coastline.
Although sailing, wind surfing and a whole range of water sports are common in the area, for those who like relaxing beach holidays nearby Torbay is regarded as the English Riveria, famous for its mild climate and sunny beaches found in the seaside towns of Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham.
Plymouth nightlife is varied and lively. There are a host of cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs, and pubs catering for a wide range of clientele. Live entertainment is common, particular in venues favoured by the student population.
There are many open green spaces in the city too, most notably Central Park, right in the heart of the city, popular with walkers and offering great views over the city. Another popular green space is Plymouth Hoe, with stunning views over the Sound, Drake’s Island and across to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall.
As an area that enjoys large tourist numbers, Plymouth is awash with quality guest house options. Large chain hotels vie with independent hotels and traditional inns. Plymouth bed and breakfast guest house lodgings are a popular choice for short breaks and longer holidays.
Most accommodation is found on the coast and in and around the city. As well as offering homely accommodation with a warm welcome and hearty breakfast to set you up for the day, the proprietors of the bed and breakfasts are almost always local and have a great working knowledge of the local area and best sites and hidden gems to explore.
Browse our selection of Plymouth bed and breakfast accommodation options presented here to find the one that’s perfect for your break or family holiday.