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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to go and wander through the cobblestoned streets, you are spoilt for pubs, restaurants, cafes and quirky shops. Great place to visit when it is raining is the National Aquarium, lots to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jo C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good to stroll along this area of Plymouth always something going on places to eat, entertainment and it’s got a real ‘buzz’ about it, a must visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a walk around the Barbican area. A good historical site. Restaurant and cafe can be found around the area. Recommend to visit during sunny day.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank khairilar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few drinks in a few places since I just moved here just to see what it’s like at night and can highly recommend do so

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ryanc939
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not to be missed! Plan to spend st least one whole day exploring this quaint historic area filled with shops, restaurants & museums

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Toom2005
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice area with some nice boutique shops and cafe's. Plenty of places to grab something nice to eat and the marina is also very nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fatty38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The historic Barbican is the Jewell of Plymouth. lovely old buildings, cobbled narrow streets and unusual shops, good restaurants and cosy cafe’s. All this plus a lovely harbour and a walk round to Plymouth Hoe on the sea front with stunning views. A must for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Loveday2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Barbican area of Plymouth as part of my birthday weekend. This is the old area of the city and has lovely little gift shops, coffee shops and the Plymouth distillery. We purchase pasties at the real Cornish pasty shop which were heaven....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

This was a great area of Plymouth with lots of quirky shops. There are also lots of places to eat in the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Nice to see that dogs are allowed in this pub, staff good manners and cheerful. Central for the Barbican.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Planning is really bad and the small number of good shops and value quality restaurants is disappointing but all in all people do have a good time down here and serendipity can produce some amazingly upbeat and fun days and... More