It has one of the largest naval bases in western Europe – HMNB Devonport and is the Second largest city in the southwest.
Its economy relies on shipbuilding and ferry links. A regular international ferry service provided by Brittany Ferries operates from Millbay taking cars and foot passengers directly to France (Roscoff) and Spain (Santander) on the three ferries.
Plymouth University brings a lot of students to the city and is another factor in making it such a thriving city.
During the Second World War in 1941, Plymouth was heavily bombed in a series of 59 raids known as the Plymouth Blitz. The ruins of Charles Church is still standing.
Where to visit in Plymouth………..
There are many different interests, including the Barbican, a fishing port and a huge tourist attraction with many shops, pubs and restaurants including the National Marine Aquarium.
Slightly further along is the Hoe, where you will find Smeaton’s Tower and beautiful views.
The theatre Royal which holds a Pantomime every year bringing celebrities to the town and many more fantastic shows including west end shows to sell out performances.
On the outskirts of the town is National Trust, Saltram House which is a great family day. From cycling, dog walking, gardens and lots of history and historic buildings it covers everybody’s needs.
The town centre is a thriving shopping town with a huge range of independent and large retailers including the Drake Circus Shopping centre which was built in 2006.
Plymouth is often used as a base by visitors to discover Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley and the beaches of the South east of Cornwall.
Kingsand, Cawsand and Whitsand Bay are also very popular and is only a ferry ride away!
Whether you are staying at Ashdon Farm Caravan site on holiday, live near the twon or thinking of visiting, it is worth spending a few days discovering all that Plymouth and surrounding areas has to offer.
St Mellion Storage is only a convenient 20 minutes away from Plymouth. With easy access off the main A388, why not give us a call and make an appointment to come and visit our storage site.