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Address: Plymouth, England
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Good Vibes at Night

this place is great to go and enjoy the day and night. bunch of options for food and drinks. Only reason i give a 4 is some bars sell watered down drinks so watch out for that.

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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

this place is great to go and enjoy the day and night. bunch of options for food and drinks. Only reason i give a 4 is some bars sell watered down drinks so watch out for that.

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Thank JR A
Poole, United Kingdom
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936 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been coming here for more than thirty years and it goes from good to better. Lots of Memories and some different places but a vibe all of its own.

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Thank PadiP
Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a wonderfully quaint place, fully of olde world charm, well worth a visit, great day out. One of the many high lights in Plymouth.

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Thank MikeMooreEnts
Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great for a few hrs of mooching about with my friend. Fantastic choice of shops to peruse round with list of different ones from chocolatiers to second hand shops. Lots of choice of food from little cafes to restaurants. I was even lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a seal in the harbour. Great ferries to visit... More 

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Thank cutiepie19
uk
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic place to visit . For views , shops , bars , fish and chips Walk up to Plymouth Hoe Take a boat trip around drakes island Have a coffee Meet new people

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Thank dazzadrew1
Birmingham, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A really nice area to wander about. This was a particularly warm and sunny day and it was lovely to watch everyone sitting outside the pubs, cafes and restaurants enjoying the sunshine. The harbour is interesting and there are boat trips which are good value and very enjoyable.

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Thank Sheebasyllabub
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We usually pop over to the Barbican after the aquarium to buy the kids an icecream or fish and chips lunch. Cobbled streets are quaint but mean in busy season there are more people than footpath so can get very busy and limited seating for anyone not eating in one of the bars or restaurants. Not a day out but... More 

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Thank Bobbie S
Chessington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Barbican whilst in Plymouth. There are lots of pubs and restaurants in the back streets which offer s good choice if food and drink. Gets busy and lively at nights

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Thank Richard H
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8 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of quirky shops as well as traditional sweet shops and very tasty fish and chip shops.friendly chatty people who are genuinely interested in your reasons to visit.The antique and curio shop had me enthralled and i cant wait to visit as the stock is so varied from star wars n Dr who set equipment to elephant foot stools antique... More 

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Thank Mandy J
Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Use a stoned throw from the city which was blitzed in the war, this is a real historic gem. With several quirky and individual shops, various restaurants and numerous pubs - this is a great daytime family destination.

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