Experience Plymouth on Foot



Ancestral, Migration, Military


The Tour / Experience:

Join me on a gentle 1.5-mile stroll across the expanse of Plymouth Hoe and around the old medieval town of Plymouth, take in views across the waters of the Sound which is going to be the first UK marine park, and learn about the rebuilding of the modern city after the devastation of the Blitz in the 1940’s.

We will start from the Barbican…. A conservation area and named after the water gate of the long-gone Plymouth Castle, followed by a photo opportunity at the famous Mayflower steps which commemorate the sailing in 1620 of the small ship with 102 Saints and Strangers on board.  On the Hoe promenade, there are memorials to all the national and international events which have featured Plymouth as part of their story…Following Armada Way to the City Centre, we then make our way back to the Barbican and can end at the Plymouth Gin Distillery, established in 1793.

Plymouth never fails to surprise visitors.


The Highlights:

  • The conservation area of the Barbican, part of old Plymouth
  • The Mayflower steps, which commemorate the sailing of the Pilgrims in September 1620
  • Plymouth Hoe and Promenade
  • St. Andrew’s Minster Church gutted by bombs in the 1940’s, and now with amazing stained-glass windows.


Tour Details:

Start and End Locations:  Meet at the Mayflower Visitor Centre, Plymouth PL1 2LR. The tour will end in the Barbican area.


Contact Details:

Email: bluebadgetours@outlook.com

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About the guide

Name: Chrissie Le Marchant

Qualifications: South West

Languages: English