Plymouth City Centre to Plymouth Hoe

Maritime magic on this incredible ride through the epic historical and cultural melting pot of Plymouth with stunning sea views!

Travel Type:


No. of Attractions:

5 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

30 minutes

Route Frequency:

Every 25 minutes

Starting point:

Plymouth City Centre

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Journey fact:

Plymouth once served as the departure point for the historic Mayflower voyage in 1620, during which the Pilgrims set sail for the New World, eventually landing at what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

Journey Overview

This wonderful journey from Plymouth City Centre to Plymouth Hoe encompasses a route rich in historical significance and scenic views. It’s one not to be missed!

The route traverses through Plymouth’s urban landscape, passing notable landmarks such as Plymouth Guildhall before the route heads towards the coast, providing an insight into Plymouth’s famous maritime past, characterised by its charming cobbled streets, historic buildings, and bustling harbour.

Continuing along the coastal road towards West Hoe, customers are treated to panoramic views of Plymouth Sound and the surrounding coastline with plenty of locations for activities like picnics amongst natural scenery. The journey culminates at Plymouth Hoe, a prominent public space boasting iconic landmarks such as Smeaton’s Tower and the Mayflower Steps. Here, customers can gaze out towards the stunning, distant horizon, making it a fitting conclusion to this epic scenic journey.

A Fab Day Out!

Embarking from Plymouth City Centre, kick off the journey with a visit to the iconic Plymouth Guildhall. This historic building, located near Royal Parade, offers an insight into the city’s deep cultural heritage through its stunning architecture and exhibitions.

Continuing along the route, the bus arrives at the Barbican, where customers can disembark to explore one of Plymouth’s most charming districts. Wander through narrow cobbled streets lined with picturesque cottages, visit The National Marine Aquarium, or enjoy a meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants such as Pier One or The Waterfront Plymouth offering fresh seafood and scenic views of the harbor.

As the journey progresses towards West Hoe, breathtaking views of Plymouth Sound and the surrounding coastline are showcased. This is an ideal opportunity to take in the natural beauty of the area and capture memorable photographs. Once at West Hoe, customers can stretch their legs with a leisurely stroll along the seafront promenade or explore notable landmarks such as the Tinside Lido, a picturesque outdoor swimming pool nestled against the backdrop of the sea.

The final stop on this captivating trip is Plymouth Hoe, where explore can explore the city’s vibrant, maritime history and enjoy unrivalled views of the Sound. Here, they can visit Smeaton’s Tower, a historic lighthouse offering panoramic views from its lantern room, or wander around the Mayflower Steps, commemorating the departure of the Pilgrims to America.

How to get here...

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