Historic Plymouth walking tour

Approx. 2-Hour Tour

Only Regularly Scheduled Walking Tours in Plymouth

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Explore the historic City of Plymouth, once the Maritime capital of the world! The number of voyages of discovery and exploration which set sail from here is like a role call of history, and one of our expert guides will help bring all this history to life! Devon & Cornwall Tour Guides offer the only regular, bookable historic walking tours in the city. We’ll wander through the old Barbican District and hear about the sailing of the Mayflower, see the places they stayed and visited , check out the waterfront with a visit to Plymouth Hoe and a stroll through the City Centre. We show you all of Plymouth’s iconic sights in an informative and entertaining 2 hour tour!

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

Adult: £12
Concessions (Ages 60+ and children ages 16 and under): £9
Family (2 adults and 2 children under age 16): £35

Departure times

By arrangement daily at 11

Meeting point

Plymouth Tourist Information Centre


Advanced booking only.


Approximately 2 hours

Group size

Any number


Guided tour

Not included


What to wear

Weather-appropriate clothing, good walking shoes

Level of difficulty

easy to moderate. Very few steps, but some cobbled Streets and  a moderate uphill section to  negotiate.

Tour staff

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.

Historic Plymouth Walking Tour

Join us for this tour 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.

The tour follows a route from the Barbican to the City Centre, and then up to 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!

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