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  • Lorna F
    New Milton, UK53 contributions
    Wow what a story of 600 years history including the story of the pilgrim fathers. The original building has only been improved over the years. The tour leader was very attentive and told me a lot I didn't know about making gin. The sampling of the gin, fruit cup and sloe gin was outstanding
    Written 14 November 2022
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  • Tubbytummy
    London, UK256 contributions
    Went here on a pleasant day, a must for the gardens. The one thing stood out was the enthusiasm of the volunteers who really wanted to impart their knowledge of Saltram.
    There lots of oil paintings.
    Written 13 October 2022
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  • Boyd J
    Maleny, Australia1,501 contributions
    Even though it was very crowded as locals and visitors alike were out enjoying the water, cafes, restaurants, and the park lands, it was very pleasant to stroll around and enjoy the atmosphere. Found it very interesting.A perfect place to get some takeaway fish and chips and just relax.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • 5Shute
    12 contributions
    A briliant theatre, the performance was five star on a par to any production we have seen, including Broadway. Well done to all the crew and cast
    Written 24 October 2022
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  • Keith
    Plymouth, UK8 contributions
    Beautiful place to walk and escape the city, a very scenic and peaceful area. Beautiful waterfalls that you should visit when there.
    Written 17 October 2022
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  • Charlie M
    London, UK9 contributions
    Fantastic place to stroll with lots of small shops and ice-cream places nearby. Had a delicious afternoon tea after a long walk!
    Written 17 October 2022
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  • Day Tripperz
    Stevenage, UK15 contributions
    Lovely little island with amazing views. Easy to walk round the whole island. Very few buildings there, hotel, pub, a few houses and a ruin. The pub ( The Pilchard Inn ) is a lovely little pub, popular, nice to refresh. Be careful of the tide coming in, comes in very quick and covers the beach between the island and Bigbury on Sea which during low tide you can walk over to the island. When tide is in covering the beach there is a sea tractor that you can ride on back to mainland.
    Written 27 August 2021
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  • Simon K
    Portsmouth, UK375 contributions
    For adults who have £5 to spare, and can climb steep ladders and squeeze through small holes, a visit to Smeaton's Tower - the third incarnation of the lighthouses which guarded the notorious Eddystone Reef - is an essential part of a long weekend break in Plymouth.
    From the glazed Lantern Gallery, 72 feet above ground level, superb panoramic views can be obtained over the city of Plymouth, the drowned river valley known as the "Sound" and even the western fringe of Dartmoor National Park,
    Information displays tell the story of the four Lighthouses constructed on the Eddystone Reef between 1696 and 1882. The Kitchen and Bedroom, where the three Keepers cooked and slept, have been furnished in 18th Century style.
    Needless to say there are no toilet or refreshment facilities available on site. These can be accessed at a nearby Cafeteria in Hoe Park.
    Written 6 November 2022
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  • Jimmy M
    1 contribution
    Amazing pool, very friendly staff and lifeguards. Would like to give a special shout out to Maija who was very friendly and welcoming when we arrived and gave us all the information we needed 😊
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Dario Z
    1 contribution
    It was my first time even inside a synagogue and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.

    Doesn’t really matter if you are into the religion or not, his tour is excellent for anyone. I have visited with a 12 years old and Jerry managed to keep his attention at all the time.
    Jerry was an absolute gentleman and his knowledge is immense.
    Definitely a must do in Plymouth.
    Don’t miss it out as it is really an experience.

    Just read a previous comment saying that it’s hard to find but it’s really not and you will learn why the entrance is in that particular location.

    In my job I organise tour of Plymouth for adult language students and it will be in the itinerary every single time from now on.
    Thank you Jerry, see you again soon!
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • DayTrip12603450071
    Bovey Tracey, UK13 contributions
    Check in was slow, even though we had pre-booked tickets. However the staff were helpful and informative during our visit. The whole experience is very orientated towards children, which is excellent but lacks some of the professionalism that would be expected by adults. Sorry we didn't see the resident mermaid. Overall a very good visit. However not as good as the tunnel experience they have at The Deep in Hull
    The café offering was better than expected and we had a nice snack for lunch. Table cleaning could have been better between customers.
    Written 11 November 2022
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  • galaxygirl14
    1 contribution
    I had a mini-holiday last weekend with my parents in Plymouth, and we stayed at the Clarence section of the Royal William Yard. Needless to say, the experience was AMAZING! Clean facilities (plus, the bathroom has an echo, so kids could possibly have some fun with the echo whilst they're having a bath or something), amazing eateries and beautiful view, you name it, it was there!

    My parents normally go to Plymouth for mini-holidays, and often stay in the Royal William Yard, and they've had great experiences each time. Overall, I highly recommend the Royal William Yard for either a mini-holiday or a longer holiday.
    Written 3 November 2022
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  • forsyth1980
    Plymouth, UK8 contributions
    a lovely afternoon at West Hoe. Love that the little train is still running and the token area rides are cheap and cheerful. Our little girl (5years) loves it and had a great time going from one bit to the other then going into the little park there as well as running around on the field and enjoying the views of the sea .
    A nice afternoon on Plymouth Hoe which doesn't break the bank
    Written 3 September 2021
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  • Honest Review
    9 contributions
    Nice place, couldn't stay long as had to go into Plymouth but would visit again.
    We are staying near by (look at other review on where not to stay), and as we have a national trust pass, why not visit. Went to the visitors centre and they gave us all the info we needed.
    When to look at the house which was nice and the staff where really friendly and more than happy to help.
    The kid wanted to play in the park so we let him for a bit, it wasn't the best and that's why I marked it down. Didn't do the walks around as needed to go but will go back one day.
    Written 16 October 2022
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  • TracyRoshur
    Kingston-upon-Hull, UK35 contributions
    Do your research before visiting, because if you're looking for someone specific, there are a lot of options here. The garden settings themselves are stunning and the detail of the monument itself is outstanding and a very fitting memorial to those who lost their lives
    Written 23 August 2022
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