Plymouth is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Plymouth one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Plymouth is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Plymouth or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Plymouth. Explore the historical monuments of Plymouth with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Plymouth guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Plymouth page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Plymouth landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Plymouth.
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Yelverton, Devon PL20 6EY, United Kingdom
10:30 am - 05:30 pm
Built by the Cistercians, Buckland Abbey dates back to 700 years ago. A museum and a part house, Buckland Abbey is filled with treasures like legendary Drake’s Drum. The great Barn surrounding the Abbey is also a must-visit, since most of it has been preserved just the way it was, for centuries!
Beautiful meadows, orchards, woodlands and grea...
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Stone house, Plymouth PL4 8AJ, United Kingdom
12:01 am - 12:00 am
An important victualling depot of the British Royal Navy, the Royal William Victualling Yard was named after King William IV. Built between 1826 and 1835, the site occupies 16 acres of area.
Although the Yard was closed in 1992, it is a Grade I listed property and is termed as the grandest of the royal victualling yards. Most of the building remain...
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Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1HZ, United Kingdom
11:00 am - 04:30 pm
The former home of the Earls of Mount Edgecumbe, it is situated in the Grade I Cornish garden within the 865 acres of country park in South East Cornwall.
Mount Edgcumbe House is the former home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe. Dating back to the 1500s, the home was restored after WW II and is one of the most popular historic destinations in the are...
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6 the Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, United Kingdom
This is the very spot which is believed to be the starting point for the Pilgrim Fathers on their journey to North America in 1620. Flanked by British and American flags, these steps mark the beginning of the voyage of 102 passengers who set sail on the Mayflower to Northern America. Remains of the cobbled grade II pier can still be seen.
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Crownhill Fort Road, Plymouth PL6 5BX, United Kingdom
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The best kept monument of the Lord Palmerston’s Ring of fire surrounding the city of Plymouth in Victorian times, protecting the Royal Dockyard at Devonport from the French attack. Retained by the army for over a century, the fort did not go under any major refurbishments and is pretty much the same as it was since the time it was built. The ...
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Ford Park Rd, Plymouth PL4 6NT, United Kingdom
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Spread over 34 acres, this is a cemetery in the heart of the city and dates back to 1848. Created to relieve the overcrowding of the Parish churchyards, it was the main cemetery of the three towns during the Victorian era. Approximately, a quarter million people are buried under the ground of the cemetery.
The famous graves are that of Reverend Rob...
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33 St Andrew St, Plymouth PL1 2AX, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located in city’s oldest streets, the Merchant’s house is a historic building and is one of the finest surviving 17th century residences. Home to three mayors of Plymouth including William Parker, a friend of Sir Francis Drake, it is packed with the history of the city and collectibles dating back to 16th and 17th century.
Climb up the ...
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English Heritage, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon PL1 2JG, United Kingdom
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Built in the late 1660’s, the Royal Citadel is located at the eastern end of Plymouth Hoe and overlooks the Plymouth Sound. Encompassing the site of the fort built by Sir Francis Drake, the citadel was built during the Dutch Wars of 1664-67 by King Charles II. The fort emphasized on the importance of Plymouth as channel port in the war and th...
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32, Plymouth PL1 2NA, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Located on the Plymouth Barbican, Elizabethan house is the furnished home of an Elizabethan merchant. Often known for the paranormal happenings, the cobbled stones at the top floor, the windows and the creaking floor boards will surely give you a shiver.
Drop in for that ghostly chill!
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Charles St, Plymouth PL4 0BA, United Kingdom
Dating back to 1657, the Charles Church is the second most ancient Parish church in Plymouth. It was demolished on the night of 21st March 1941 by the WW II bombing and was not rebuilt.
Today, the ruins stand of what was once an important spiritual centre of the city for 300 years. A landmark of Plymouth, a visit to Charles Church will give you an ...