Plymouth Hoe

Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Plymouth Hoe is undoubtedly the heart of the city, and offers incredible views out across Plymouth Sound, Mount Batten and the Cornish coast. Explorer, Sir Francis Drake is immortalised with a statue on the Hoe, just metres from where he finished his game of bowls before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada from Plymouth. It is also home to the Royal Citadel and several war memorials, and plays host to the city's big events including Armed Forces Day and the British Firework Championships. It's a great place to sit out on the grass with a picnic and admire the excellent sea views!


Places to visit nearby

Plymouth, the largest city in the South West, has beautiful scenery, a wealth of attractions and a fascinating maritime history.

Nearby attractions

Smeaton's Tower is one of the South West's most well-known landmarks and is the centrepiece on Plymouth Hoe. Originally the lighthouse was built on the Eddystone reef in 1759 but it was taken down in the early 1880s because...

The Barbican is the name now given to the western and northern sides of the old harbour area of Plymouth. It was one of the few parts of the city to escape most of the destruction of The Blitz during the Second World War.

Plymouth Boat Trips is Plymouth's premier fishing, ferry and cruising company. Located on the historic Barbican, they offer fun packed fishing trips and relaxing harbour cruising as well as regular ferry departures from the...