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Elizabethan Gardens

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Address: Southside Street | Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LA, England
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+44 1752 306330

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I used to go here to study for my PhD. Very relaxing! ...and very historic, There's a plaque on the wall that lists all the people who sailed on the Mayflower

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Ian M
Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I used to go here to study for my PhD. Very relaxing! ...and very historic, There's a plaque on the wall that lists all the people who sailed on the Mayflower

1 Thank Ian M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

It is located very close to Barbican and two minutes walk from there. So I went at the wrong time of year, September, and there were no flowers except a few inpatients. The walk is nice but everything is just kind of worn out...including the plants. This is a destination for adults and children. Underfoot are cobbled paths and areas... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

It's like going back in time, a real testament to the designers and groundskeepers. The marketing club said an 'oasis of tranquility', whilst I wouldn't go that far it is certainly worth a visit. Flower arranging is not really my thing but you can't help admire the work here. Restaurant was decent too, if a little pricy. If you go... More 

Thank Paul B
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Lovely place to go we have stay over night rooms are amazing. This place is fine dining the food was something special the staff are excellent we booked a room for my daughter and son in-law to stay for her 30th birthday the staff made it so special for her .

Thank Bernice L
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

A bit tricky to find. I have lived in Plymouth for years and never knew this treasure was there. Small but perfectly formed. Quiet and cool.

1 Thank Samieantha
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

I stumbled across this wonderful little treat whilst having a stroll around the barbican! having lived near the city all my life its amazing how many little corners of this marvellous city are tucked away and are great when you find them. The garden is easily missed which makes it even more tranquil. can imagine it be lovely on a... More 

1 Thank M O
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Lovely relaxing place to wander take a pic nic ...read the history on it ...and it's free ....must see if your on the Barbican

1 Thank Yaoussa
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Only found out about the gardens from reading other reviews about things to do in Plymouth. The gardens are easy to miss but head for the Shirley Valentines Tavern in New Street and it is on the opposite side of the road (sign post in the doorway) The gardens are a real hidden gem among all the buildings. Popped in... More 

Thank ZIPZIP555
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39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Many visitors and even Plymouth residents are unaware of this pretty oasis reached through a passageway from Southside Street. Water features, ornamental miniature flower beds, a covered bench and even a productive fig tree provide a contrast to the activity on the harbour or Barbican. Open during the day only.

1 Thank telstarPlymouth
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Free to look around, not vast, and would probably look better in the summertime. Worth a look, would be great for photo shoots, some interesting doorways.

1 Thank Anne M

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