Drake's Circus Shopping Centre

National Marine Aquarium

Smeaton's Tower on Plymouth Hoe

Activities for adults and/or children, in and around this area, are plentiful.  

If stories of gnarled seadogs wet you appetite for adventure out on the big blue sea, there are plenty of opportunities to explore by water.

Plymouth Sound and the Rivers that flow in to it, bustle with crafts large and small, and a fantastic network of water taxis, foot ferries, sight seeing tours and fishing trips offer great family friendly ways to explore.

Hop on a Ferry

From Stonehouse, make the ancient crossing to Mount Edgcumbe Country Park, via the Cremyll Ferry.  This ferry route dates back to the 11th Century, and carries passengers across the River Tamar, ideal for a day exploring or relaxing, with plenty of room to kick a ball, ride bikes or fly a kite.

Experience Plymouth from the Water

There are many coastal and river cruises available in and around Plymouth.  Join a Tamar Cruise from The Barbican to experience Plymouth from the water, taking in our local wildlife, whilst viewing and learning about our Naval Dockyard.

If you wish to arrange a private trip (maximum 10) on a modern fully licensed charter boat, ring 07775 853 295 or visit Plymouth Boat Charters.

If you have plenty of energy, visit the Mount Batten Water Sports Centre, and book in for some kayaking, canoeing, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, keelboat sailing, coasteering, powerboat experience, orienteering, rock-climbing, abseiling, caving or gorge walking.


Plymouth is an excellent diving centre, and many good wrecks and reefs are within easy reach (Eddystone, Hand Deeps, Scylla, James Egan Layne, and the Persier to name a few).  Air, boat and other equipment services are available at In Deep which is based at Mount Batten, or if you have everything you need except the boat, phone 07775 853 295, or visit Plymouth Boat Charters.

Sailing, powerboat and navigation courses are available at the Plymouth Sailing School, courses for the complete beginner to the professional yacht master. 


Other Activities

How about walking along the National Coastal Path, horse riding on Dartmoor, cycling on either the Plym or Erme Trail, playing golf at St Mellion or Staddon Heights, etc.

Due to our location, between the sea and the moors, there is something for everyone.

Staddon Heights Golf Club

Staddon Heights is home to a superb 18-hole cliff top course with a Par of 70 and a yardage of 6226 yards.

 Situated on the outskirts of the historical naval city of Plymouth, the club has wonderful views along the Devon and Cornwall coastline, Plymouth Sound, the City of Plymouth and inland over the Dartmoor and Bodmin hills.

The Golf Club was established in 1904 and, over the years, it has matured into a course that offers players of all standards a challenging, enjoyable and memorable experience.  

National Marine Aquarium and Day Plus Pass

The UK's Largest Aquarium Get below the waves at The National Marine Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with the fascinating underwater world from the shores of Plymouth, to the coral reefs of the tropics.

So that visitors can gain the most from their experience at the National Marine Aquarium, on purchase of a day ticket visitors will be able to return to the National Marine Aquarium for a further 12 months free of charge (terms and conditions apply). This is applicable to all tickets purchased online too.

We have three comfortable guest rooms. Two with en-suites and one with its own dedicated bathroom

4 miles from Plymouth City Centre, easily reached by car, bus service or by taking the local water taxi

Walking, water sports, climbing and other events are available at the Mount Batten Adventure Centre

We accept bookings by telephone, email or for your further convenience, please use our online service

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