Plymouth City Trail
1 hour walks
Covid-19 Advice
Point of InterestThe Barbican, Smeaton's Tower

Plymouth is a bustling city with the historic Barbican as one of its main attractions.

Plymouth Barbican
 A possible 'Walking from Home' walk

 This trail includes the Barbican,the Plymouth Gin distillery,the Mayflower Steps,the Elizabethan House and Smeaton's Tower.

map of Plymouth Trail

Allow for 2 hours

A From the city centre fountain turn East into New George Street. At the end ,bear right .

Cross Royal Parade keeping roundabout on left .Continue South .

Merchant's House

B At the Kitty O'Harlons pub turn right to the Merchants house. Retrace steps and continue past the pub. Turn right into a foot path then turn left into Palace Street. Take the next street right (Buckwell Street).

C Turn left into Vauxhall Street and take the crossing the turn right and left into Southside Street full of interesting shops and restaurants.

Notice the Plymouth Gin Distillery on right.

D This leads to the harbour and the Barbican.

It's worth taking some time to explore the area.

E To the right of the Admiral Mcbriide pub climb some steps to the Barbican Theatre then turn right towards the Elizabethan House, a 17th century merchant's house,currently restored and not open to the public.

F Continue until some steps opposite Friar's Lane. Climb steps; at the top turn right; at the junction turn lefty onto Lambhay Hill. then almost immediately up some steps. Cross Hoe Road and onto the park.

Once in the park turn left and continue towards the sea.

G Smeaton's tower standing roughly where Drake allegedly played bowls watching the Armada sail past

Smeaton's Tower
Smeaton's Tower

From here return to the City Centre via the War Memorial


Plymouth City Trail .

 Walks near Plymouth:
 Mount Edgcumbe
A delightful pub walk from Mount Edgcumbe to Kingsands along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Cornish coastline with extensive views of Plymouth Sound.
 Noss Mayo
Two Popular Walks with superb coastal views.
Popular town walks through this ancient tin producing market town.
A popular and varied forest walk with lots to see:bronze age stone & hut circles,a clapper bridge & Bellever Tor.