This page contains information on Plymouth in Devon, South West England UK. It includes details of local businesses and a background on the city.
Plymouth was built between the mouths of the River Tamar on the West and the River Plym on the East. It is located approximately 190 miles to the South West of London. It is the second largest city in the region behind Bristol and has over 250,000 residents. It is the 15th most populated English city.
Plymouth is perhaps most famous for being the port of sail for the Pilgrim Fathers when they embarked on their journey to colonise what is now known as America. Sir Francis Drake was born in nearby Tavistock and went on to become the Mayor of Plymouth. In 1588, he is reported to have insisted on completing his game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe before engaging the invading Spanish Armada in battle.
Such history has contributed to the city being a popular tourist resort. It also has miles of picturesque coastline and is a convenient base for visiting tourist attractions and sandy beaches across Devon and in the neighbouring county of Cornwall.
Plymouth is well connected via road, sea, rail and air links. You can reach Spain and France by sea with Brittany Ferries. The A38 runs down to Cornwall, as well as taking you from Plymouth to the M5 motorway. Air South West run services from Plymouth City Airport across the UK and to France. The railway station is about a mile from the city centre and connects to Cornwall, London and UK wide.
Surrounding villages include: Milehouse, Hartley, Efford, Turnchapel, Oreston, Camels Head and Mount Edgcumbe.
Dialling Code: 01752
Postcode District: PL1 to PL9
Nearby towns include Torquay, Exeter, Paignton, Tiverton and Barnstable.
South West UK – Cornwall, Devon and Somerset – South West Life guide to Cornwall, Devon and Somerset UK.
Cornwall – Truro, Bodmin, Camborne, Redruth, St Austell, Falmouth, Penzance, Newquay
Devon – Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Paignton, Barnstaple, Tiverton, Newton Abbot
Somerset – Bath, Yeovil, Taunton, Weston-super-Mare, Bridgwater, Wells, Glastonbury.