The West Country Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The West Country - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Plymouth 11

Bristol 10

Exeter 8

Penzance 4

St. Ives 4

Wells 4

Tavistock and Environs 3

Totnes 3

Fowey 3

Porlock 3

Glastonbury 3

Topsham 2

Torquay 2

Dartmouth 2

Chagford 2

Okehampton 2

Bodmin 2

Truro 2

St. Mawes 2

Trelissick 2

Falmouth 2

Tintagel 2

Lynton and Lynmouth 2

Beer 1

Lydford 1

Dartmoor National Park 1

Launceston 1

Lizard Peninsula 1

Land's End 1

Clovelly 1

Exmoor National Park 1

Dunster 1

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Elizabethan House

  • Museum/Gallery

In the heart of the Barbican section, this former sea captain's home offers a fascinating insight into how well-to-do Plymothians lived...

Hoe

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From the Hoe, a wide, grassy esplanade with crisscrossing walkways high above the city, you can take in a magnificent view of the inlets,...

Mayflower Steps

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

By the harbor you can visit the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrims embarked in 1620; the Mayflower Stone marks the exact spot. They...

Merchant's House

  • Museum/Gallery

Near the Barbican, just off the Royal Parade, this largely 17th-century house is a museum of local history. ...

National Marine Aquarium

  • Zoo/Aquarium

This excellent aquarium on the harbor presents aqueous environments, from a freshwater stream to a seawater wave tank to a huge "shark...

Plymouth Boat Trips

  • Tour–Sight

Harbor cruises leave from the Mayflower Steps and Cremyll Quay all year, while longer scenic trips on the rivers Tamar and Yealm operate...

Plymouth Mayflower Exhibition

  • Museum/Gallery

On three floors, this interactive exhibition narrates the story of Plymouth, from its beginnings as a fishing and trading port to the...

Royal Citadel

  • Military Site

This huge citadel was built by Charles II in 1666 and still operates as a military center. Book ahead with Armada Tours or just turn...

Saltram

  • House/Mansion/Villa

An exquisite 18th-century home with many of its original furnishings, Saltram was built around the remains of a late-Tudor mansion. Its...

Smeaton's Tower

  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

This lighthouse, transferred here at the end of the 19th century from its original site 14 miles out to sea, provides a sweeping vista...

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