Plymouth, Britain's ocean city has an important maritime and naval heritage. From
here Sir Francis Drake sailed the English fleet in 1588 to defeat the Spanish Armada.
Since then the Royal Navy has had a strong presence in nearby Devonport. Plymouth
Sound is known worldwide as an anchorage and departure point for voyages both near
and far. From here the Pilgrim Fathers left aboard the Mayflower in 1620 to sail
across the Atlantic and a start new life in America. Further more the view over the
Sound from Plymouth Hoe is one that must be seen.
Plymouth also has many interesting bars, cafes and restaurants around the Barbican
and Sutton Harbour. Many are only a short walk from the marina and offer an opportunity
to relax after a hard day of sailing. The National Marine Aquarium is also close
by, for those rainy days or the Theatre Royal provides great entertainment. For those
who enjoy retail therapy can visit the Drake Circus which has most of the well known
brand shops and should keep you busy for Hours.
Further afield, Dartmoor, famous for its granite Tors, is only a few miles to the
north and the Cornish coast can be reached easily either by boat, car, bus or train.