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The 12 best things to do in Plymouth

With its bustling harbourside and narrow, cobbled streets, Plymouth in Devon is a city rich in maritime history, boasting a fun variety of things to do. Among the impressive ships and sizeable fish markets, you’ll also find plenty to do away from the seafront. From sampling delicious street food and meals at top restaurants to exploring a gorgeous garden or two, you’ll discover that Plymouth is oozing with entertainment for all ages.  Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.  

The 16 best restaurants in Plymouth

Plymouth is sandwiched between Dartmoor and the English Channel, so its kitchens are stocked with the best local ingredients from land and sea, not to mention fresh produce coming up from the West Country. You’ll find many good restaurants in Barbican between the Guildhall and the theatre, while others cluster along the waterfront, in Sutton Harbour, and in the Grade I-listed Royal William Yard redevelopment along the River Tamar (a must-visit if you're looking for things to do in Plymouth).