Perfectly positioned at the centre of Plymouth
If you’re looking for a hotel in Plymouth city centre, The Duke of Cornwall is a superb option. Located a few minutes’ walk from the city’s main shopping area, the Duke is a highly convenient spot. We’re also a stone’s throw away from Plymouth Hoe, with its sensational sea views.
The Duke is ideally located for exploring the varied treats available in ‘Britain’s Ocean City’. These include two of the south-west’s leading international live entertainment venues, Plymouth Pavilions and Theatre Royal Plymouth – each a short stroll away from the hotel. Just down the road, you’ll find the upmarket Royal William Yard, with its fine selection of restaurants, bars and art galleries. With excellent transport links, the Duke also provides a great base for exploring Devon and Cornwall’s many wider attractions, including Dartmoor, the Eden Project and world-class beaches.
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel is ideally located for exploring the city’s bountiful coastal attractions.
A short walk from the hotel you’ll find Plymouth Hoe, with the city’s most famous landmark, Smeatons Tower. Here, you can also enjoy sensational views over Plymouth Sound, one of the world’s finest natural harbours. The Hoe is also home to Tinside Lido (pictured), an outdoor saltwater swimming pool designed in a stunning Art Deco style and projecting out over the sea.
Wander around the waterfront to reach Sutton Harbour and the Barbican. Here, you’ll find the Mayflower Steps, the site from which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed off to settle in America in 1620. This area, with its centuries-old cobbled streets and quirky buildings, features a fantastic array of independent shops, restaurants and traditional pubs. The Barbican also boasts the National Marine Aquarium – the UK’s largest aquarium – with its dazzling array of sharks, seahorses and other ocean creatures.
The hotel’s central position places it close to another of Plymouth’s gems, the Royal William Yard.
Take a short drive or a 15-minute walk from the hotel and discover this unique collection of historic maritime buildings bordering the ocean. This previously private military yard now plays host to a variety of upmarket restaurants, bars and art galleries. The area stages a number of free public events, including outdoor cinema and theatre shows.
This is just another example of the variety of locations that Plymouth has to offer. And it’s another attraction that’s within easy reach when you stay at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel.
Plymouth affords some exceptional opportunities for outdoor leisure and pursuits.
When you stay at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, stunning open spaces are in abundant supply – from parks in and around Plymouth city centre to the beautiful countryside of the wider Devon and Cornwall region on our doorstep.
The city itself is endowed with numerous green spaces. The sizeable Central Park, at the edge of the city centre, is perfect for a leisurely stroll or a run, and has a popular children’s playground. A little farther out, you can find Saltram Park and Mount Edgcumbe, each with large open grounds, stunning views and magnificent historic manor houses.
Beyond the city lie some of the UK’s most picturesque rural spots. Dartmoor (pictured), a short drive north of Plymouth, is a breathtakingly rugged and unspoilt wilderness area with towering tors and resident herds of ponies. And for sensational views and sea air, you can walk any part of the 630-mile uninterrupted South West Coast Path.
All of which makes this region a great place to visit for those who love the outdoors – with Plymouth’s Duke of Cornwall Hotel the ideal base from which to explore it.