Plymouth in County Devon

Plymouth in County Devon

We planned to spend the week at the Whitsand Bay Hotel in Portwinkle in Cornwall.  We spent one night there; but, with no internet service, Buddy was anxious to depart.  A nice lady named Helen in their office was very helpful.  She let me use her computer to book a new hotel since I didn’t have internet on my computer or my phone.  After battling train delays and cancellations due to winter storm Brian, on our journey to Cornwall, we were happy to finally be settled in Plymouth.

I wouldn’t describe Plymouth as a pretty city.  The Plymouth Hoe (Hoe is a Saxon term for high ground) is very nice on a warm sunny day and the Barbican area with its marina and shops is interesting.  Our hotel, the New Continental was modern and comfortable and located within walking distance of the city center, Barbican and the Hoe.

After the wonderful shopping in Leeds, Plymouth was a disappointment.  Its city center is a large pedestrian area with several streets, but the shops and restaurants need updating.  We were also not impressed with the food.  We ate breakfast and lunch in the Barbican and found both restaurants mediocre at best.  Our best dining experiences were the Revolution, purveyor of interesting cocktails and fall off the bone ribs, and Bella Italia, a busy Italian restaurant serving a very tasty beef and red wine ravioli with Bolognese sauce.  Two good meals in six days isn’t a good record.  We hope for better luck in Canterbury.

 

Whitsand Bay Hotel
New Continental Hotel Plymouth

 

Whitsand Bay Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

Plymouth Barbican Marina
Plymouth Barbican Mariana Yachts
Plymouth Barbican
Plymouth Barbican
Plymouth Barbican

 

Mayflower Museum Exterior
Mayflower Model
List of Mayflower Pilgrims
Mayflower Museum
Mayflower Museum
Mayflower Museum
Mayflower Steps
Roanoke Colonies Plaque
Plymouth Hoe
Plymouth Hoe View
Smeaton’s Tower
Plymouth Hoe Monument

 

Sir Francis Drake Statue
Sir Francis Drake Plaque
Plymouth Hoe Sign

 

Plymouth Hoe View
Plymouth Hoe View

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