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Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestions)

Posted: 15:51 05 Jul 2019
by The Doctor
Okay, it's time for the PASOTI brains to help me with a project that I am mulling over at the moment.

If you were leading someone around the City of Plymouth, what interesting/iconic/scenic locations would you make sure you passed?

You don't need to worry about how you would go to them all (i.e. the route).
You can cast the net quite wide both in terms of geographical location but also in terms of your definition of interesting/iconic/scenic.
Historic locations are good but not the only things of interest.
You are not going INTO the locations, just passing them.
You are on foot.
The person you are leading isn't necessarily from Plymouth but they might be.
There has to be something you can actually see.

Some examples to get things started and in no particular order:

Home Park, The Life Centre, Brickfields, Plym Valley, Saltram House and Grounds, Barbican Prawn, Theatre Royal, Smeaton's Tower, Armada Way, Guildhall, Mutton Cove, Royal William Yard, the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth Hoe, Citadel, War Memorial(s), Scott Monument, Sutton Harbour, The National Marine Aquarium, lots of parks and green spaces (Central, Devonport, Victoria, Mutley, Hartley), Stonehouse Creek, Mayflower Steps, Tamar Bridge, Model ships near West Hoe

I know that I can think of plenty more but it will be interesting to get input from others, as people see things differently and obviously know details I don't.

if my idea ever comes off you will be able to participate, but only if you can move yourself for 26.2 miles...

Re: Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestion

Posted: 17:32 05 Jul 2019
by Pogleswoody
Jennycliff?
Mountbatten?

Re: Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestion

Posted: 18:02 05 Jul 2019
by The Doctor
Pogleswoody wrote: Jennycliff?
Mountbatten?


Hmmm... good suggestions but they will have to wait for part 2 I reckon. Let’s say that the furthest east you can go is through Saltram and over Laira Bridge and the furthest west would be the Tamar Bridge.

Re: Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestion

Posted: 18:18 05 Jul 2019
by Pogleswoody
The Doctor wrote:
Pogleswoody wrote: Jennycliff?
Mountbatten?


Hmmm... good suggestions but they will have to wait for part 2 I reckon. Let’s say that the furthest east you can go is through Saltram and over Laira Bridge and the furthest west would be the Tamar Bridge.


Ok ...Saltash Passage ... interesting in being under both bridges. (Couple of pubs too! ;) )

Re: Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestion

Posted: 07:07 07 Jul 2019
by Richard Allan
Elizabethan garden

Re: Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestion

Posted: 17:03 07 Jul 2019
by The Doctor
Saltash Passage is possible and would be a good place to get a view of the bridges .

I’ll have to look out for the Elizabethan Garden. I’ve heard of it but not actually seen it before (despite living in Plymouth for 27 years!). It should be easy to include.

Re: Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestion

Posted: 18:44 07 Jul 2019
by Green_Matt
Mount Pleasant Redoubt is quite interesting. Along with perhaps a quick but not lingering view of Stoke Village.

Devonport Column.

St Andrew's Church and related buildings.

If anyone were to approach the Life Centre I would be doing everything in my power to avert their gaze elsewhere.

Re: Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestion

Posted: 08:08 08 Jul 2019
by Pootle's Pom Pom
Trefusis Park/Tulgey Woods
Laira Depot
Ford Park Cemetery
The place where the Blue Peter shop used to be with the massive railway viaduct going over?

Re: Interesting/Iconic/Scenic Plymouth locations (suggestion

Posted: 06:44 19 Aug 2019
by MarkMatthews
Stonehouse barracks is worth pointing out on the way to RWY. Roland Levinsky building, Civic Centre, ABC cinema, Atheneum, (can’t remember if the TSW studios are still up there or if they’ve come down?) Derry’s clock, Charles Church,The treasury, The original Western Morning news building, the current herald offices at Millbay, their old ship building at Brest road is pretty striking too. Torpoint ferry, Millbay docks, The dockyard wall/Drake Gate.
Stonehouse bridge (to look down on the Princess yachts yard.) the kings head and Minerva pubs, Duke of Cornwall hotel, Crownhill fort.

Iconic food stop would have to be Ivor Dewdney, Goodbody’s or Perillas.

Should start the tour by all meeting at the Sundial!