‘2020 will be the 400th anniversary of the departure of the Mayflower from Plymouth, bound for the New World’

Events in August
8 Jul-15 Sep Elmer’s Big Parade
to 2 Sep Summer at Drake Circus
9-11 Ocean City Blues ‘n Jazz Festival
10 (& 17, 24, 31) National Marine Aquarium Boat Trip
10 Plymouth Pride
14/15 British Fireworks Championships
17/18 Ocean City Motorcycle Festival
22 Plymouth Hoe Bike Night
25 Open-Air Theatre: Gangsta Granny

24 Jul-2 Sep Ocean Giants Past & Present

‘I wasn’t there as a tourist. I was there to see a football match, and so I neglected most of the internationally-famous attractions of Britain’s Ocean City’

What to see
You’ll find accounts of Plymouth’s tourist attractions in Towns of Two Halves (and of 91 other places: order the book now for £8 from For additional information plus shopping, eating out etc there’s Visit Plymouth or Visit South Devon. Links to Plymouth attractions include:

Elizabethan House
Mayflower Museum
Merchant’s House
National Marine Aquarium
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery (closed until 2020 during construction of ‘The Box’)
Plymouth Gin Distillery
Royal Citadel
Sherlock Holmes Pavement