A stone's throw from Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City


Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City is just a short ferry ride away from Whitsand Bay. With its beautiful waterfront, harbour and enriched history it is a great place to visit whilst you are staying with us.

“It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better.”
― Francis Drake


You cannot contemplate a visit to Plymouth without a stroll across the world famous Plymouth Hoe, where Sir Francis Drake is said to have played bowls before engaging with the formidable Spanish Armada.

Just a short walk away from Plymouth Hoe you will find the harbour, home of the Mayflower Steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail on their historic voyage to New World to set up a colony in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620.

As well as being steeped in history, Plymouth is also a vibrant modern city packed with exciting places to visit.


There are a range of stunning places for you to eat and as you might expect, Plymouth is a great city for shopping too. The city centre is the main retail hub with a number of specialist retailers within the Independent Quarter as well as a flurry of high street names within Drake Circus, Plymouth’s landmark shopping centre.

Visit The Barbican, where the people of Plymouth come to play. A beautiful historic waterfront setting with a wide range of restaurants, antique shops, boat trips and attractions. For more information about this historic city click through to visitplymouth.co.uk

The Eden Project

The Fort lies on the border of Devon and Cornwall, making it ideal to explore all that the west country has to offer. An hours drive will take you to the world famous Eden Project, with its iconic biomes. For more information on The Eden project click here Discounted Eden Project tickets, with fast track entry are available from reception.

The jewel in the crown of South East Cornwall

A few miles west discover the ancient fishing and smuggling villages of Looe and Polperro, the location of countless film and TV shows, with its distinctive ancient Cornish architecture, and sheltered sandy beach. Click here for more information

The haunting Dartmoor National park

A few miles outside Plymouth lies the rugged landscape of Dartmoor. This unique expanse untamed wilderness is clearly visible from the fort itself. A haunting and wild area that changes with the seasons. The wild indigenous ponies and  sheep roam amongst the rocks, waterfalls and streams, scattered over miles of untamed  flora and fauna, largely untouched by man. For more information click here

The Tamar Valley

The Tamar Valley comprises of The Tamar river dissecting Devon and Cornwall, and the immediate area either side. It provides stunning natural scenery amongst the finest in The British isles. It is the location of The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, and it has ancient harbours, amazing walks on both river banks, providing miles of natural beauty free to be explored. Click here for more details.

Upcoming Events

The voyage of Plymouth gin. Regular tours of the world famous distillery.
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