• Plymouth Hoe

    Enjoy breathtaking views across Plymouth Sound

Plymouth Hoe

Enjoy breathtaking views across Plymouth Sound


Plymouth Hoe is the natural heart of Plymouth with breathtaking views across Plymouth Sound, one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world. It has a large grassed area and sensory garden perfect for a family day out, where you can picnic, play and relax by taking in the beautiful surroundings. Standing tall on the lawn is teh iconic Smeaton's Tower lighthouse. Gaze down at the shoreline and you’ll see the glorious Art Deco Tinside Lido which is open to the public for bathing during the summer months. 

It is here where Sir Francis Drake the intrepid explorer and local hero, is immortalised in a statue, situated just a few metres from the green where he finished his game of bowls before heading out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588.

At the eastern end of the Hoe, you’ll find The Royal Citadel, the most impressive 17th-century fortress in Britain and for many years England’s most important defence against attack from the sea. The Citadel has been in constant military occupation since it was built and today it is home to some of Plymouth’s modern heroes – the troops of 29 Commando Royal Artillery.

Plymouth Hoe is also host to many fantastic annual events including the famous for the Plymouth Armed Forces Weekend, MTV Crashes Plymouth and the British Firework Championships. 


Further information


Stay at Future Inn Plymouth

Plymouth Hoe is a 17-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth.  Alternatively, it would take around 32-minutes on public transport or 26-minutes by bike.  It would take approximately 1 hour and 21 minutes to walk from the hotel.  

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the night offering various sized rooms including rooms that can sleep up to four adults or a family.  Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers. Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk.

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal to fuel up as every day the team serve breakfast, lunch, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday.  A large selection of drinks is also available including cocktails all of which are £7.

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