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Hoe

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Outdoors, Scenic Lookout, Park
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4 Osborne Pl, Plymouth PL1 2PU, UK
+44 1752 606034
https://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/explore/areas-to-visit/the-hoe
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Views out to France, watch the ferries go by, yop tip eat at The Dome!

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Plymouth Hoe is the natural heart of Plymouth with breathtaking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world.

Standing tall on the luscious green-lawned expanse of the Hoe is the iconic Smeaton’s Tower lighthouse. Gaze down at the shoreline and you’ll see the glorious Art Deco Tinside Lido, open to the public for bathing during the summer months.

It is here where Sir Francis Drake, intrepid explorer and local hero, is immortalised in a statue, situated just a few metres from the green where he finished his game of bowls before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588.

At the eastern end of the Hoe you’ll find The Royal Citadel, the most impressive 17th century fortress in Britain and for many years England’s most important defence against attack from the sea. The Citadel has been in constant military occupation since it was built and today it is home to some of Plymouth’s modern heroes – the troops of 29 Commando Royal Artillery.

Plymouth Hoe is also host to many fantastic annual events including the famous Plymouth Armed Forces Weekend, MTV Crashes Plymouth and the British Firework Championships.

Below you will find a list of attractions, accommodation and places to eat providing you with a full day out in this spectacular location.

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Plymouth Hoe is a nice place to visit to sit and have meal vist Plymouth shops and theatre's from Riverside Lodge rosecraddoc, You can either drive or catch a train from Liskeard Station

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The perfect spot to go on a sunny day. An unmissable part of a trip to Plymouth with beautiful views out to sea and over to Cornwall. The boat tours which leave from nearby are also highly recommended

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Reading, UK

A pleasant walk in Plymouth from the town centre to the Barbican. Visit the restored Lido in summer and see Smeaton's Tower, the former Eddystone Lighthouse

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On a beautiful day. There is hardly a nicer place to sit and allow time to pass by with ease.

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Local from Plymouth

you can see cornwall from here and there is allso a cruise that takes you around to see the other sites and up to callstock i recomend it if you are looking for some place to eat the barbican is only a short walk from here with loads of gift shops. and plymouth town center is neer by

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Vienna, Austria
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great spot to relax and watch the navy ships and ferry :)
There are many benches to sit down but to me the most comfiest way is to sit on the soft green lawn. On top there is Smeaton's Tower (you can climb to the top of the old lighthouse for a small fee and enjoy an even better 360 degree view) and a statue of Sir Francis Drake. Additionally is a big car-free asphalt area, which is great to skate, and a small restaurant.

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Views out to France, watch the ferries go by, yop tip eat at The Dome!

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Local from Plymouth, UK

Wonderful sea views along with fantastic history all around

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Local from St Austell, UK

very nicex

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