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The Barbican, Plymouth

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One of the few places in the city still intact after the Blitz in World War II, The Barbican retains it original architecture. Along the promenade, you'll find the National Marine Aquarium with the deepest tanks in Europe, the 16th-century Elizabethan House, and the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrims set sail in 1620. The area has inspired many artists, including Robert Lenkiewicz, who lived and worked in the community for most of his life. Make your first stop the visitor's center, where you can pick up information on all these sites and other gems hidden among the many shops, restaurants, and bars. For The Barbican and beyond, use our Plymouth journey planner to get the most from your Plymouth vacation.
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  • Probably the nicest part of Plymouth with bass, restaurants and a lovely harbour /marina. Every visitor to Plymouth should come here  more »
  • We were really disappointed as we thought there would be a lot more seating areas around the barbican for drinks. Also there was a nice looking fish restaurant but it more expensive than we though it....  more »
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