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Plymouth is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter, and about 190 miles (310 km) south-west of London. Plymouth lies between the River Plym to the east and the River Tamar to the west; both rivers flow into the natural harbour of Plymouth Sound. People from Plymouth are known as Plymothians or less formally as Janners.

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Plymouth Hoe is the natural heart of Plymouth with its stunning views of one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world. Sir Francis Drake, intrepid explorer and local hero, is immortalised in a statue on the Hoe, situated just a few metres from the green where he finished his game before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588. At the eastern end of the Hoe you’ll find The Royal Citadel, the most impressive 17th century fortress in Britain and for many years England’s most important defence against attack from the sea.

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National Maritime Aquarium

National Maritime Aquarium

An art deco-style aquarium with fresh and sea fish, sharks, feeding sessions and underwater tunnel.The UK's largest aquarium. Your journey will take you across the world's oceans, from the shores of Plymouth to the coral reefs of the tropics.

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Smeatons Tower

Smeatons Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. In use from 1759 to 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe. The lighthouse is open to the public all year round (with the exception of Christmas and Good Friday). For details of current opening times, admission prices and access information see their website.

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Dartmeet

Dartmeet Dartmeet is a popular tourist spot in the centre of Dartmoor, Devon, England at grid reference SX672731. It lies at the end of the B3351 road, about 4.5 miles east of Two Bridges. As the place-name suggests, it is the place where the West and East Dart rivers meet - namely a confluence. They then flow on down the valley for a couple of miles when the river becomes the 'Double Dart' which flows down to Buckfast to become the 'River Dart'.

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Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery

Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery is a bright, welcoming, family-friendly place – just on the edge of the city centre, approximately five minutes’ walk from the main Drake Circus shopping mall.The Museum is spread over two floors and has nine permanent galleries featuring thousands of items from its natural history, world cultures, Ancient Egypt, archaeology, local/maritime history, fine and decorative art collections.