Saturday, 17 January 2015

Country kids: Walking around Plymouth Hoe

Barbican High Street

Today we decided that we had to get outside as we have been stuck indoors for the past two weeks due to the weather. One of our favourite places to go is the Barbican in Plymouth. It is one the most beautiful spots to visit in Plymouth and due to the sea air, it's a great place to clear your lungs and put some colour in those cheeks.  Above is the main high street which contains little touristy shops such as galleries, souvenirs, ice cream and fudge. Also it has quite a few chip shops which I am a big fan of. The barbican definitely has the best fish and chips around.  

After peeking through a few shop windows, we headed to the harbour which runs along the Plymouth sound. There are some lovely boats parked up here. I always admire them and think to myself 'one day'.

The Mayflower steps

The Barbican is famous worldwide for it's Mayflower Steps and is supposed to be the site where the pilgrims set sail to settle in America. I tried to teach the children about the history of where they were stood (above) but they were more interested in play fighting which is typical. It is nice though to live in a city with so much history which I love learning about. 

The view opposite the mayflower steps looking down the main harbour. 

We carried on walking up to Plymouth hoe which looked stunning today in the sunshine although very cold. The boys love playing with these cannons above which overlook the Plymouth Sound. They pretend they are shooting down the pirates that are attempting to dock the pier in the distance. 

The weather was freezing today so we decided to cut our walk short but we definitely enjoyed our day. We spent the last half an hour running around Smeatons Tower to burn off the last of the boys energy. We love this part of the hoe because of its large fields and walkway which is great for playing on. It is normally full of families teaching their children how to ride a bike, playing fetch with their dogs and in the summer large groups gather for bbqs. 

The War memorial

Although we left Plymouth today with freezing cold ears and fingers, we had a lovely day. Just what we needed after a long period of time spent indoors. If you are ever in the area, make sure you put the Barbican and Plymouth Hoe on your list of things to do. It is a very special place.

Gem. x

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall



  1. Well next time we have to meet up! There is a first for everything, never had someone post the same as me at the same time unless they were staying at Coombe Mill! I shall tweet you next time I plan to go and see if you can join us. I think Plymouth is so underrated, Exeter and Truro always steal the limelight but I love Plymouth. We were there to watch the Plymouth Argyle match today, it was freezing but the first football match the triplets have ever seen and they loved it. Looks like you are just as much of a fan of the prettier parts of Plymouth as us. Have you even been in the lighthouse? I'd love to do that next time. Thank you for sharing your matching post on Country Kids.

  2. Lovely photos - looks like a wonderful place to explore and you all look like you were having a great time :-)

  3. What a fabulous spot to have to explore and dust off the cobwebs in!

  4. Lovely photos and what a grand (yet cold) experience together. Glad you all had fun despite the freezing cold weather and gloomy clouds. YOu are troopers. Great post. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  5. Looks like a fun trip! Ilove your photos. The views there are simply breathtaking and those boats looks so calming =)


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