Historic Plymouth walking tour
Approx. 2-Hour Tour
Only Regularly Scheduled Walking Tours in Plymouth
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Explore the historical town of Plymouth with one of our expert guides! Devon & Cornwall Tour Guides offer the only regular, bookable walking tours in the city. The tour consists of two parts: wander through the Barbican District and see where Mayflower pilgrims stayed, and check out the waterfront with a visit to Plymouth Hoe and a stroll through the City Centre. We will do our best to show you all of Plymouth’s iconic sights.
What Plymouth Has to Offer
Visit the historic Barbican District with its 15th- and 16th-century buildings.
Follow in the footsteps of the Mayflower pilgrims, Sir Francis Drake and many others.
Stand on Plymouth Hoe and marvel at the history of this iconic location.
Enjoy the expertise of our fully accredited tour guides as they lead you throughout the city.
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Overview of the Tours
Price per person
Concessions (Ages 60+ and children ages 16 and under): £9
Family (2 adults and 2 children under age 16): £35
By arrangement daily at 11
Plymouth Tourist Information Centre
Advanced booking only.
Approximately 2 hours
What to wear
Weather-appropriate clothing, good walking shoes
Level of difficulty
Mayflower & the Barbican: Easy
Waterfront, Plymouth Hoe & City Centre: Moderate
1 accredited tour guide per 12 people
Step Back in Time in the Home of Maritime Adventure
The historic port of Plymouth is without a doubt one of the foremost maritime cities in the world. Some of the greatest voyages of exploration and adventure ever made have set sail from the waters of Plymouth Sound. These journeys have had lasting international significance, many of which shaped the world we live in today. Our historic walking tour is designed to give you a fascinating insight into the history of this remarkable city.
Mayflower & the Barbican
Join us for this easy walk through the narrow streets and harbourside of the historic Barbican district, where original buildings from the 15th and 16th centuries still stand. Follow in the footsteps of the Mayflower pilgrims, and learn the background of their epic voyage to the New World. You’ll visit the very locations where they stayed and dined before they departed on the journey that shaped the future of America.
Waterfront, Plymouth Hoe & City Centre
This part requires a moderate level of fitness, and it follows a route from the waterfront to the City Centre, via Plymouth Hoe, where you can gaze out onto the historic Plymouth Sound. Your guide will recount tales of the voyagers that settled Australia, colonised New Zealand, and mapped the Pacific while taking you through this incredible city. Prepare to learn about groundbreaking discoveries that changed our understanding of the world and see other fascinating monuments, including perhaps the world’s most important lighthouse.
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Are you a travel agent looking to book these tours for your group? We offer fully trained and accredited guides capable of meeting all your tour needs. From shore excursions, to walking tours, to bus tours and step-on guides, Devon & Cornwall Tour Guides can help you contract the necessary talent — just let us know what you’re looking for!