New Homes in Plymouth
A lively city with a rich maritime history, Plymouth is situated on the waterfront, close to the scenic south coast of Devon. The city features award-winning restaurants, fantastic shopping with strong connections to its sea-faring past.
Branded ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, Plymouth remains strongly influenced by shipbuilding and is the site of the largest operational naval base in Western Europe – HMNB Devonport. The city is also home to the Mayflower steps, the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth Hoe, to name a few nautical attractions.
The UK’s ninth largest university by number of students, the University of Plymouth, was founded in 1992. In line with the city’s maritime roots, its courses include marine engineering, shipping and logistics and marine biology.
Theatregoers and art lovers buying new homes in Plymouth will be well catered for. From the Theatre Royal’s innovative productions and the Plymouth Pavilion’s exciting live shows, to the exhibits and events at the City Museum and Art Gallery, and Plymouth Arts Centre.
Shoppers should head to Plymouth, Drake Circus, home to well-known high street brands. Visit the city’s Independent Quarter for an eclectic range of unique, independent retailers or travel along the cobbled streets of the Barbican’s Historic Quarter. There you’ll find an array of independent shops, galleries, bars, cafes and restaurants set amongst the harbour’s waterfront views.
Plymouth boasts a huge range of restaurants, bars and eateries with everything from fine dining to fresh fish and chips on the menu. Several top TV chefs have opened popular restaurants in the city such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen and Deli at the Royal William Yard, Gary Rhodes’ Rhodes @ The Dome on the Plymouth Hoe, and the Tanners and Barbican Kitchen restaurants run by locals Chris and James Tanner.
Plymouth Transport Links
The A38 dual-carriageway runs across the north of the city connecting Plymouth to the M5 motorway near Exeter (40miles). The city is commutable from Cornwall and Devon via the Tamar Bridge with London 190m away.
An international ferry service operates regularly from Millbay Docks taking passengers and cars directly to Roscoff in France, and the Spanish city Santander. Managed by First Great Western Trains, Plymouth railway station carries regular services to London, Exeter and Birmingham.
Within distance of a number of airports, Plymouth is well linked for international travel. Newquay Cornwall Airport (38m) is the closest airport with Exeter International Airport (41m), Cardiff International Airport (79m) and Bristol Airport (94m) also within reach.