The perfect place to find an original souvenir of Plymouth
Plymouth is a city shaped by the fortunes of sea, trade and war, nowhere more so than in the historic Barbican. Plymouth's delightful old port, full of narrow cobbled streets, Elizabethan warehouses, specialist shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants.The perfect place to find an original souvenir of Plymouth.
The distinctive single-storey glazed building on the waterfront was formerly the old fish market (now re-located to the facing quay on the other side of the Harbour) and it has been imaginatively converted into a high-quality retail visitor attraction. From the cobbled area outside, you resume walking along the ancient quays which would have been where the Pilgrim Fathers and many of Plymouth's merchants, mariners, privateers and Buccaneers would have passed, over the centuries.
The Barbican is one of the few parts of the city that survived teh destruction during The Blitz in World War II. The Plymouth Barbican Association has worked hard to restore and maintain some of the oldest surviving buildings. You can also see 'The World's Smallest Magic Shop' which can be found amongst other unique shops such as 'The House That Jack Built' which has a diverse range of quality gifts unavailable on the high street.
Whether you are visiting Plymouth or if you live nearby, this is the place to discover everything you ever wanted to know about the place from where Sir Francis Drake sailed, from where the Pilgrim Fathers departed to settle the New World (the Mayflower Steps) and where Britons danced in defiance of Hitler's Luftwaffe.
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