Romantic in Plymouth
planning a romantic break check out what Plymouth has
to offer because this city is packed with luxury hotels,
fine restaurants and great attractions, which are perfect
for starry-eyed lovers.
To set the mood you’ll first have to find a top
class hotel with all the little extras that will put
you and your loved one in the mood for some serious romance.
So how about booking your room at the Plymouth Hoe
Moat House [map],
which is part of the national hotel chain and has a range
of great facilities, including a restaurant, health club
and swimming pool.
Alternatively you could try The Grand Hotel [map] just off the famous Plymouth Hoe, which has executive
suites for that extra special occasion. The facilities
here include a bar, restaurants and fitness leisure club.
Once you’ve made yourself at home in your hotel
room, why not head out into the historic city centre and see some of the sights.
Why not take a stroll hand-in-hand along Plymouth Hoe,
where you can stop off at one of the many attractions,
such as the Plymouth Dome [map],
where you travel back in time to relive some of the city’s
historic events, or the Royal Citadel [map],
a dramatic fort that was commissioned by King Charles
II in 1665.
Also worth a visit is Plymouth’s famous Barbican
district, where you can wander around Elizabethan
House [map] on New Street, an amorous building restored to how it
would have looked in the 16th century.
For more Tudor delights head to the Elizabethan Garden
a delightful little oasis of tranquillity where you can
catch a sneaky kiss or two.
Another must-see on The Barbican is The Mayflower Stepss
[map] at the entrance to Sutton Harbour, where the Pilgrim
Fathers, and their wives, set off on their journey to
America in 1620.
Plymouth is also home to one of the world's great natural
harbours, Plymouth Sound, and you can enjoy a colourful
trip along this picturesque estuary with Plymouth Boat
As the evening begins to draw in you’ll want to
head off somewhere special for a romantic dinner for two. So why not try Café Rouge [map] just off St Andrews Cross, a superb restaurant serving classic French cuisine including plenty of seafood
to get you in the mood for love.
Alternatively, you could head for The Brasserie [map] on the scenic Mayflower Marina, where you can enjoy delicious
seafood, or Artillery Tower Restaurant [map] on Durnford Street, where the menu includes asparagus
risotto and grilled sea bass.
Once you’ve finished your slap-up meal you’ll
want to finish the night in style, so why not pay a visit
to one of Plymouth’s magnificent theatres, such
as the Theatre Royal [map],
where you can catch a West End musical or the Plymouth
where you can see a leading orchestra in action.
If you would prefer to spend the night kissing on the
back row at the movies then check out the Vue Cinema
[map] at the Barbican Leisure Park, which shows the latest Hollywood
blockbusters, or the Plymouth Arts Centre [map] on Looe Street, which has a wide range of independent
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