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Plymouth
in Great Britain

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Plymouth

Plymouth is a city located on the south coast of Devon in England. It is situated between the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar, which form the boundary between Devon and Cornwall. Plymouth is the largest city in the county of Devon and the second largest city in the South West region of England. It is a major port city and a centre for marine and defence industries.

The city has a long history, with evidence of human habitation dating back to the Bronze Age. It was an important port during the Roman and medieval periods, and was the home port of the Pilgrim Fathers who set sail for the New World in 1620. During the English Civil War, Plymouth was the base of the Royalist Navy.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Plymouth became an important naval base and shipbuilding centre, and was heavily involved in the Napoleonic Wars. During the Second World War, Plymouth was heavily bombed by the German Luftwaffe, and much of the city was destroyed.

Today, Plymouth is a vibrant city with a rich maritime history. It has a large student population, and a thriving cultural scene. There are a number of attractions, including the National Marine Aquarium, the Barbican, the Mayflower Steps and the Hoe. The city also has a number of parks and gardens, including the Plymouth Arboretum and the Central Park.

Excursion tips for a day in Plymouth

Plymouth is a vibrant city in Great Britain with plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy. Here are some ideas for a day in Plymouth:

1. Visit the National Marine Aquarium and explore the various species of marine life.
2. Take a stroll along the Barbican waterfront and explore the many shops, restaurants, and galleries.
3. Take a tour of the historic Mayflower Steps and learn about the Pilgrim Fathers who set sail from Plymouth in 1620.
4. Enjoy a walk along the Plymouth Hoe and take in stunning views of the city and sea.
5. Visit the Royal Citadel and learn about the city's military history.
6. Explore the Plymouth Gin Distillery and discover the secrets of gin-making.
7. Visit the Elizabethan House Museum and learn about the city's rich past.
8. Take a boat trip to the Eddystone Lighthouse and explore the surrounding maritime environment.
9. Visit the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and explore the extensive collection of art and artifacts.
10. Take a tour of the Plymouth Dome and learn about the city's geology and history.

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The climate in Plymouth

The climate in Plymouth in Great Britain is generally mild and temperate. In the winter, temperatures are usually quite mild, rarely dropping below freezing, and the average temperature is around 5°C (41°F). The spring is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 10-16°C (50-61°F). In the summer, temperatures are usually between 17-21°C (63-70°F). The autumn is generally mild, with temperatures ranging from 9-13°C (48-55°F). Rainfall is fairly consistent throughout the year, with the wettest months being December and January.

Cruise weather for Plymouth

Our weather forecast for Plymouth helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 18.7 °C
min: 15.2 °C
20.5 m/s
29.5 m/s
55.7 %
24.1 m
81.8 %
1,013 hPa
05:24:13
21:20:43
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 16.8 °C
min: 14.7 °C
13.0 m/s
19.8 m/s
82.6 %
24.1 m
85.2 %
1,018 hPa
05:25:23
21:19:42
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 18.0 °C
min: 15.2 °C
25.2 m/s
36.0 m/s
85.6 %
24.1 m
84.5 %
1,017 hPa
05:26:35
21:18:37
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 17.3 °C
min: 14.3 °C
20.9 m/s
25.9 m/s
61.3 %
24.1 m
86.2 %
1,020 hPa
05:27:48
21:17:31
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 17.6 °C
min: 15 °C
36.0 m/s
49.0 m/s
88.9 %
21.5 m
88.7 %
1,012 hPa
05:29:03
21:16:22
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 17.2 °C
min: 15.6 °C
40.0 m/s
55.8 m/s
73.9 %
24.1 m
88.7 %
1,011 hPa
05:30:19
21:15:11
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 18.1 °C
min: 15 °C
36.4 m/s
46.1 m/s
19.6 %
24.1 m
74.7 %
1,019 hPa
05:31:35
21:13:57
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 14.1 °C
16.4 m/s
17.8 m/s
4.4 %
24.1 m
71.1 %
1,024 hPa
05:32:53
21:12:42
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 17.6 °C
min: 15.5 °C
13.0 m/s
15.1 m/s
1.3 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,022 hPa
05:34:12
21:11:24
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 18.0 °C
min: 16.6 °C
18.0 m/s
23.4 m/s
51.4 %
24.0 m
87.7 %
1,017 hPa
05:35:32
21:10:04
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 17.1 °C
min: 14.8 °C
34.2 m/s
42.8 m/s
97.3 %
20.7 m
81.3 %
1,016 hPa
05:36:53
21:08:41
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 16.7 °C
min: 14.4 °C
37.1 m/s
47.2 m/s
91.4 %
23.6 m
79.9 %
1,021 hPa
05:38:15
21:07:17
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 21.5 °C
min: 14.3 °C
35.0 m/s
51.4 m/s
65.3 %
24.1 m
83.6 %
1,018 hPa
05:39:38
21:05:51

Cruises to Plymouth

Would you like to travel to Plymouth on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Plymouth.

Scheduled ship calls in Plymouth, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 27th 2024 Saturday, 27th of Jul. 2024 Silver Spirit 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 MS Artania 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 16th 2025 Friday, 16th of May 2025 MS Amera 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 24th 2025 Sunday, 24th of Aug. 2025 MS Vista 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 17th 2025 Wednesday, 17th of Sep. 2025 Silver Dawn 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 18th 2025 Thursday, 18th of Sep. 2025 MS Sirena 12:00 pm 07:00 pm
May 10th 2026 Sunday, 10th of May 2026 MS Artania 08:00 am 05:00 pm

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