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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
National Park
“The stunning scenery of Dartmoor and its beautiful wild ponies has to be on the visit list along with Prince town....home of the infamous Dartmoor Prison.”
  • 248 locals recommend
Zoo
“Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, is a zoo in Paignton, Devon, England, which was opened to the public in 1923. The zoo is part of South West Environmental Parks Ltd which is owned by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT). It is a combined zoo and botanic garden that welcomes over half a million visitors a year. WWCT also runs Living Coasts in Torquay, Devon and Newquay Zoo in Newquay, Cornwall. All three are registered charities. Paignton Zoo has a collection of about 2,000 animals representing nearly 300 species. It also cultivates about 1,600 different species of plant. It currently employs over 100 permanent staff and an additional 120 seasonally. A registered educational and scientific charity, Paignton Zoo is committed to the highest standards of animal husbandry and welfare, to scientific research, education and the breeding and conservation of rare and endangered animal and plant species. Paignton Zoo was one of the earliest combined zoological and botanical gardens in Britain and the first that was opened with education as its mission. Paignton Zoo was, based on visitor feedback, named by TripAdvisor as the third best zoo in the UK and ninth best zoo in Europe in 2014.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Church
“Beautiful cathedral. Free to enter when a service is on, otherwise costs 7 euro ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Garden
“a great visit for gardening enthusiasts, always has something of interest and often has exhibitions or fairs on. We particularly like lady Anne's garden and down by the lake. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Museum
“A beautiful Museum to delight historians and art lovers. Take a stroll into this much loved historic building, housing many wonderful pieces.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This one time real sheep farm has diversified into a popular family attraction.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Kents Cavern is our family business, it has been run by our family for over 110 years. A truely exciting and unique day out. Well worth a visit!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Garden
“Agatha Christie's Holiday home is a National Trust house and gardens. An excellent visit. Theoretically you need to book if you go by car. You can also take a river boat fro Dartmouth up the River Dart. Check out the National Trust Website.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Enjoy a day out in Plymouth and visit the historic Barbican area with its many bars, cafes and restaurants. Visit The Plymouth gin distillery situated here on the Barbican. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
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Theatre
“Something on here all the time. Tribute acts, opera, drama, comedy, music. Lots going on. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
“This is one of our favourite beaches along the A379 heading towards Dartmouth. It’s a great spot for a swim as its turquoise waters are clean (it is a Blue Flag beach) and usually calm. It’s also possible to hire kayaks and stand-up paddle boards. On the beach, with views of the bay, is the Venus Café & Bar. There are lifeguards on duty in July and August. You have to pay to park.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Cinema
“Big cinema complex for recent releases and mainstream films. Great for rainy days. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Zoo
“Our own maritime zoo - a great visit for all and only 20 minutes on foot from Rosa. Seabirds and animals. Brilliant views from here.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Aquarium
“On the harbour side at Plymouth is the nation’s largest aquarium. The Atlantic Ocean tank (the deepest in the United Kingdom) is home to several species of sharks and rays. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Theme park approx 1 hour drive away (it's not far but the roads are windy!). Family friendly, medium sized theme park with plenty for a whole day of fun. ”
  • 34 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Garden
“a great visit for gardening enthusiasts, always has something of interest and often has exhibitions or fairs on. We particularly like lady Anne's garden and down by the lake. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food grown around on the Riverford farm eaten in the field kitchen on shared tables with large bowls and set menu. fab food and a wonderful spot. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Fabulous food with stunning views. Good idea to book, no dogs except on the balcony.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
“Breakfast on a Sunday is very popular here so be prepared for a short wait in peak season - wonderful friendly service and heavenly food”
  • 27 locals recommend
Pub
“Fab breakfast especially the vegan one! Great place by the water for coffee / lunch / evening meal ( booking advisable). Take away pizzas - ordered when you go in.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The food is delicious with lovely views over Torre Abbey Sands. Book a table as it's very popular. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's place. It serves breakfast, coffee, lunch and dinner and has a great shop with books, local produce and gifts.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This restaurant is a drive away (along a lovely tidal road) but an absolute must if you like fresh seafood! Delicious oysters, crab, mussels and lobster... www.oystershack.co.uk”
  • 32 locals recommend

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