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Plymouth Harbour

Plymouth Harbour

Plymouth is situated on the mouth of the River Plym.

Together with the River Tamar to the west, this water course, separates Devon from Cornwall.

The harbour and estuary is one of the world’s best natural harbours.

The town dates back to the bronze age and in Roman times it was a trading village at the westerly edge of the Roman empire.

The original town known as Sutton, at the turn of the 20th century was amalgamated with other towns close by into the city of Plymouth.

The town has a long naval history dating back over many centuries.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Plymouth

Barbican

Barbican

Barbican has retained an olde worlde charm, while the rest of Plymouth was reconstructed after WWII in concrete.

The Barbican or the west and north sides of the old harbour still has a few streets with half timbered houses, Tudor style homes, narrow cobbled streets and lanes.

The term barbican refers to a fortified gate – probably the one leading to medieval fortress at Cattewater.

The city’s fish market was formerly located in the Barbican, though it has been moved to the opposite side of the town.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Barbican Plymouth

Torpoint Ferry

Torpoint Ferry

Torpoint Car Ferry crosses the River Tamar at Devonport (Plymouth side ) to Torpoint in Cornwall.

The service dates back to the early 19th century. The ferries drive themselves across the river by pulling on chains laid in the river bed.

Ferries run regularly every ten minutes at peak time and run 24/7.

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Further Reading on Wikipedia : Torpoint Ferry

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