|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.