|Best Things to do in Plympton United Kingdom
Best Things to do in Plympton United Kingdom
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National Marine Aquarium
~3.74 miles from Plympton city center
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The National Marine Aquarium is a marine aquarium located in the city of Plymouth, England. It is the largest aquarium in the United Kingdom and the deepest in Europe.It is located in Coxside, next to the Barbican harbour and fishmarket. The modern building houses gigantic aquariums, a lecture hall, a cafe and a shop. The largest tank is ten metres deep and can be viewed from several different angles.Notable achievements of the NMA since its opening include the sinking of HMS Scylla to create an artificial reef in Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, as well as the recently completed ExplorOcean exhibit. ExplorOcean is a highly interactive exhibit showcasing various underwater technologies, such as Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). ExplorOcean features the AquaTheatre tank, where members of the pu...
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Central Train Station
~4.02 miles from Plympton city center
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Plymouth railway station serves the city of Plymouth, Devon, England. It is situated on the northern edge of the city centre close to the North Cross roundabout. It has the largest number of passengers starting and finishing their journeys at any station in the county, and is the largest of the six surviving railway stations in the city, being the only one served by InterCity trains.Originally named Plymouth North Road, it was opened in 1877 as a joint station for the Great Western Railway (GWR) and the London and South Western Railway (LSWR). It was expanded in 1908 but a major rebuilding scheme that started in 1938 was delayed by the Second World War and was not completed until 1962. John Betjeman commented unfavourably on its new form in his introduction to The Book of the Great Weste...
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~4.04 miles from Plympton city center
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Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery in the Drake Circus area of Plymouth, Devon, England is the largest museum and art gallery in the city. It was built in 1907-10 by Thornely and Rooke in Edwardian Baroque style. Its interior was restored in 1954 after being gutted in The Blitz.The Museum has collections of fine and decorative arts, natural history and human history. The museum's natural history collection consists of over 150,000 specimens and an historic natural history library and archive. Many prehistoric artefacts from Dartmoor, important Bronze Age and Iron Age material from Mount Batten and medieval and post-medieval finds from Plymouth are found in the human history collection alongside artifacts from Ancient Egypt and other ancient cultures of Europe and the Middle East.The ...
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~4.26 miles from Plympton city center
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Smeaton's Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. In use until 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in the city of Plymouth, Devon where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, the celebrated civil engineer.
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City Centre Plymouth
~4.28 miles from Plympton city center
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~4.29 miles from Plympton city center
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At the southern end of the Hoe the Plymouth Dome has been open since 1989 and presents the history of the port, from the Elizabethan era to the present day, with the aid of the latest technology.THIS ATTRACTION IS NOW CLOSED.Hobbies & Activities category: Historical museum; Natural area
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Dartmoor National Park
~12.25 miles from Plympton city center
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Dartmoor is an area of moorland in the centre of Devon, England. Protected by National Park status, it covers 954 square kilometres (368 sq mi).The granite upland dates from the Carboniferous period of geological history. The moorland is capped with many exposed granite hilltops (known as tors), providing habitats for Dartmoor wildlife. The highest point is High Willhays, 621 m (2,037 ft) above sea level. The entire area is rich in antiquities and archaeology.Dartmoor is managed by the Dartmoor National Park Authority whose 22 members are drawn from Devon County Council, local District Councils and Government.Parts of Dartmoor have been used as a military firing range for over two hundred years. The public enjoy extensive access rights to the rest of Dartmoor, and it is a popular tou...