Plymouth – City Guide


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The city of Plymouth continues to maintain its small town charm. Offering visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience the United States’ pre-history and seasonal charm of New England. Experience all that Plymouth, “America’s Hometown,” has to offer.

Art Shows

  • Plymouth Arts Centre

Plymouth Arts Centre is a nationally-renowned centre for contemporary visual art, independent cinema and creative learning.

We want to share in making Plymouth a vibrant cultural city, engaging and stimulating our visitors and the local community with our dynamic arts programme and the warmth of our welcome.

  • PENINSULA ARTS – The public arts programme of Plymouth University

 Peninsula Arts Gallery in the flagship Roland Levinsky building provides a large purpose built venue for exhibitions of contemporary art and design of distinct national and international interest.

The building houses the Faculty of Arts and includes; lecture theatres, a cinema, cafe and office spaces. The gallery is sited on the ground floor adjacent to the Cross-point space, with gallery access from North Hill. The venue is particularly suited to larger work or group exhibitions.

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 Points of Interest

  • The Royal Citadel

The Royal Citadel was the most important English defence for over 100 years with its 70 foot high walls. It was built in 1665 over the earlier Plymouth Fort as a defense against a threatened Dutch invasion. It has been regularly strengthened over the years, particularly during the 1750’s when it was equipped with 113 guns, and is still in use today by the military. Guided tours March – September.

On its south east corner it incorporates Fisher’s Nose Blockhouse dating from 1490-1540. On the opposite bank to Fisher’s Nose was Queen Anne’s Battery dating from 1667.

By the end of the 17th century the emphasis on defence changed due to developments in armaments from a central defensive unit to new forts and gun batteries in a ring around the Dockyard and the approaches to it.

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Design Shops


The Architects Design Group has created buildings, places and spaces for more than 20 years.

A changing market demands a flexible response. We design in the present, anticipate the future, and question the norm to deliver sustainable design solutions.


  • River Cottage Canteen

The brand new River Cottage Canteen and Deli opened its doors in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard at the end of 2011.

Now building on its initial success in Axminster, River Cottage is recreating its unique food offering in a stunning waterside ex-Naval heritage building.

The former victualling depot of the Royal Navy, built between 1826 and 1835, is the latest River Cottage outpost, serving modern-day Plymouth with locally and ethically-sourced supplies.

The City and Region have a strong fishing and market garden heritage, and we have a great opportunity to source the best ingredients and create some fantastic food in a wonderful location. The whole team is seriously excited.

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  • 5ive Restaurant

5ive Restaurant invites you to experience the ART of food & wine by reserving our chef’s table.  Enjoy a custom menu, complete with wine pairings, designed by our execuitve chef.

The chic ambiance, imaginative menu, and gracious staff create the perfect setting for local residents and guests of the hotel. Completing the picture at 5ive Restaurant is the outdoor terrace with fire pit seating, views of picturesque gardens, and weekend entertainment in season. We invite you to stop by for a glass of wine, a meal to awaken your senses, or a late night delight from our extensive martini menu.

Hotels and Resorts

  • Crowne Plaza

The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Hotel and Conference Center in Minneapolis offers our guests the conveniences of a business hotel with the amenities they need for a restful, enjoyable stay. Our Plymouth hotel features graciously appointed guest rooms, award-winning dining, room service, complimentary Internet access, parking and shuttle service.

The Plymouth Creek Athletic Club includes exercise equipment, a pool, whirlpool, sauna, aerobic classes, racquetball, tennis, volleyball and spa treatments. The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West offers our guests convenient access to Twin Cities shopping, dining and wonderful seasonal recreational offerings through the nearby parks system, including trails, lakes, snow sports and golf courses. This hotel is an ideal destination for business or pleasure.

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  • Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth’s original character hotel, a treasure in the heart of Devon’s city-by-the sea.

Tower and turret, ballroom, oak panels, elaborate ceiling roses, sea views and cityscape. We have 72 rooms and suites, each with a unique view.

Built during the Golden Age of steam, the Duke of Cornwall was Plymouth’s first luxury hotel and provides first class accommodation today.

With peerless conference facilities and licensed to celebrate weddings and civil partnerships in our stunning function rooms, the Duke of Cornwall is minutes from national and international rail, air and sea connections. It’s the perfect embarkation point for a voyage into England’s beautiful South West, not forgetting Plymouth’s excellent Theatre Royal just around the corner and for dinner, we have a 2 RAC Blue Ribbons and AA Rosette award winning Restaurant.

Whatever the occasion for your visit, your booking guarantees our unreserved welcome.

 Design Guides

  • Beautifull and Stylish Pizza express

In Plymouth, United Kingdom, a chain restaurant has employed a fresh, designed approach – including a massive tattoo – instead of recreating a generic interior. As Plymouth hosts the headquarters of the British Navy, interior designer Adrian Baynes sought inspiration in maritime references for the city’s new Pizza Express restaurant.

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  • Wenzel-Plymouth

The residential division at Wenzel-Plymouth has grown since its inception. Today the company is licensed not only in Minnesota, but Wisconsin as well; working with national, individual, and custom builders to provide plumbing systems to suit the customers’ needs and budget. Customers are encouraged to utilize our vast knowledge and years of experience to create a custom designed system that will satisfy their expectations. Wenzel-Plymouth’s veteran staff of master plumbers and designers can aid customers with their plumbing decisions in various projects including custom luxury housing, multi- and single-family homes, as well as luxury lofts and condominiums.


  • Armada Galleries

Plymouth’s oldest established gallery situated on the historic Barbican close to the Mayflower Steps.

 Design Center

  • Kohler Design Center

Kohler Design Center wanted to update their tub display with a green contemporary surface.  They learned about our ECO line and decided to move forward with incorporating this surface in their new design.

Kohler faucets and exquisite taste paired beautifully with our Polar Cap unique color.  Check it out when you are touring their state of the art design center.


  • Museum of the white mountains

The Museum of the White Mountains preserves and promotes the history, culture, and environmental legacy of the region; as well as provide unique collections-based, archival, and digital learning resources serving students, researchers and the public.


  • Simonson´s – Salon & Spa

From the moment you enter Simonson’s Salon & Spa you can relax – and confidently place your trust in our caring team. You’ll enjoy premium hair, face, body, and nail services and products—together with world-class customer service. Our ambition is to go beyond your expectations.

Beginning from the center and expanding continuously outward, the iconic spiral of the Simonson’s logo symbolizes the very essence of our profession – an experience of perpetual renewal.

Simonson’s promises to serve you joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts ultimately bring about the right results. If there’s a better way, we’ll strive to find it.

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  • Massage Retreat & Spa

Massage Retreat & Spa makes the benefits, relaxation and rejuvenation of massage and spa (facials, waxing) services affordable and convenient with One Hour Sessions enjoy first class massage, custom and treatment facials, hot stone massage, pre-post natal massage, waxing, eyebrow & eyelash tinting and spa packages from professional, licensed Massage and Skin Therapists. Whether you’ve had a stressful day at work, or you just want to take a mini-vacation, Massage Retreat & Spa is here for you.

Country Club Living

  • Just Living the Dream

The golf season extended into December this year, a welcome sight to our diehard golfers at Plymouth.

But with the season’s first winter storm on the horizon, I thought I would share some thoughts on why the course closed when it did.

Luxury Properties

  • Talcott Pines, Plymouth, MA

Extraordinary custom-built residence located in the exclusive golf community of Old Sandwich. This newly constructed home features 5,906 square feet of living space and every interior detail has been carefully executed to provide the ultimate in sophisticated, yet comfortable living. The spacious foyer opens to a magnificent great room with vaulted ceiling, custom beams and a stone-faced fireplace. A chef’s kitchen with top-line appliances and two informal eating areas, a dining room with coffered ceiling, and a master suite with home office and lavish bathroom further enhance the home. Three additional bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms surround a spacious and versatile loft on the second level. A covered porch and multiple patio areas are set amidst a natural setting creating the perfect spot for relaxing and entertaining. Enjoy all the amenities of nearby Pinehills.

  • Warren, Plymouth, MA

Tucked down a long 400 foot drive, this spectacular oceanfront estate reveals expansive views of Plymouth Harbor, Clark’s Island, Duxbury and beyond. First built in 1930 and completely renovated in 2005, the residence preserves architectural details of custom woodwork, coffered ceilings, mahogany inlaid floors and marble fireplaces while offering well-appointed amenties for today’s lifestyle. Designed for relaxing as well as entertaining, an inviting living room flows to the formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, and expansive family room; all open to a wide deck with breathtaking views. Other highlights include a guest suite over a 3 bay garage; stairs to waters edge with kayak lift; permit for pool.

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 Deserty Home Living


 Celebrity Homes

  • Turkey Day House Tour: Waterfront Farmhouse in Historic Plymouth

The most famous account of the first Thanksgiving comes from this coastal town, where the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth Colony in 1620. After a harsh first winter, the settlers enjoyed a bountiful harvest in 1621 and held a three-day feast to celebrate. Ninety one Native Americans were invited to the meal in thanks for their help with the harvest.

City Guides

  • Visit Plymouth- The official guide to all things Plymouth

The fun and excitement in Plymouth doesn’t stop when you leave the city centre – there are a whole host of other areas to explore and hidden gems to discover during your stay.