Trains to Plymouth

Cheap Trains to Plymouth

"I'm partial to the Cornish coast, as it's near where I grew up in Plymouth. The views across the water are stunning. I love walking along the sandy beaches and the seafront paths.” Tom Daley

Located between the mouths of the rivers Plym and Tamar, Plymouth is the largest city in the south coast of England and has the most extensive naval base all over Western Europe. Tourism is one of the most important aspects of the economy of Plymouth. Almost 12 million tourists visit the city each year and there are plenty of activities available for all kinds of visitors. You can learn to kayak and sail, tour a gin distillery, check out an aquarium, or go on a boat trip towards a nearby bay!

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Visiting Plymouth by Train

The Plymouth railway station is located in the mainline rail route that goes to London, Bristol, and the Midlands. Trains coming from the Cornwall railway station also go here. If you’re coming from the outside of the West Country, the journey will pass through Exeter and Newton Abbot said to be one of the most scenic train routes in Britain. You can simply walk to the town coming from Plymouth Station.

There are so many things to see and do in Plymouth. If you are into museums, check out the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery and The National Marine Aquarium. You can also make a stop at the Plymouth Gin Distillery, which is the oldest working distillery in England and has been concocting gin since 1793.

Some of the most notable attractions in the city are the Royal Citadel, Plymouth Synagogue, Plymouth Done, Simeaton’s Tower, Merchant’s House, and the Mayflower Steps. All these attractions play a part in Plymouth’s colourful history.

Do check out the historic heart of the city, The Barbican, which is lined with art galleries, fancy restaurants, pubs, and shops. Plymouth boasts one of the best natural harbours all over Europe and the world, and taking a boat tour is also a great way to soak up the enchanting views of the city.