• Royal William Yard

    One of the most important groups of historic military buildings in Britain

Royal William Yard Plymouth

Plymouth William Yard | Historic Royal William Yard What To Do


Royal William Yard blends Plymouth’s historic naval past with contemporary places to eat, shop and relax in. The much-loved destination has places to eat, shops, water sports and a packed calendar of events. Surrounded by water, Royal William Yard offers breathtaking views over Plymouth Sound and across to Cornwall.

Royal William Yard History

Designed by Victorian architect Sir John Rennie and constructed between 1825 and 1831, Royal William Yard is steeped in history. Considered to be one of Britain's most important groups of historic military buildings. It is also the largest collection of Grade 1 listed military buildings in Europe.

Royal William Yard Ferry

The best way to reach Royal William Yard is to hop on and off the new Barbican, Royal William Yard and Mount Edgcumbe ferry service, which links the three iconic destinations on the water. The timetable is seasonal and runs daily from April to October and at weekends only between November and early December. 

Royal William Yard Marina

If you want to be out on the water, Royal William Yard is a must-visit. Swim in the tidal pool, charter a sailing boat or try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). 

Royal William Yard Events

On the first Sunday of every month is the RWY Good Food & Craft Market from 10am until 3pm. You can purchase the freshest local produce and unique arts and crafts from the South West’s top suppliers and artisan makers. Other regular events include outdoor theatre productions and an open-air cinema.

Royal William Yard Shopping

Indulge in some serious retail therapy and pampering. The independent boutiques offer designer fashion, jewellery and a host of accessories. Plus, locally sourced gifts and homeware.

Further information

Bedrooms at Future Inn Plymouth

Royal William Yard Hotel

Royal William Yard is a 23-minute drive from Future Inn Plymouth, and there is a pay-and-display car park. Alternatively, it would take around 31 minutes on public transport, with regular buses going from outside the hotel, or 24 minutes by bike.  Did you know we're a cycle-friendly hotel?   

Future Inn Plymouth is an ideal base for the night, offering various-sized bedrooms, including rooms that can sleep up to four adults or a family. In fact, under 12s stay for free. Perks include free car parking, free wifi and a complimentary robe and slippers.

Make a Reservation

Book direct for the best rates guaranteed, with rooms from £67 per room per night.

Book your stay online, where we guarantee the best rate, or with our Reservations Team on 01752 701000 or reservations.plymouth@futureinns.co.uk.

Future Inn Rewards

For additional benefits, you can join the Future Inns hotel loyalty program. For every £1 you spend on accommodation, you earn 1 reward point. Plus, get double points when you dine in the restaurant. Points can then be used to upgrade your bedroom to a suite or a free night's stay. You also get a complimentary drink voucher to redeem when you dine in the restaurant (you'll also get double points, too!) and a member's discount rate. It's also completely free to join!

Dishes on the menu in Fishbone Restaurant

Plymouth Restaurant

Fishbone Restaurant is ideal for fueling up before or after visiting the Barbican. Every day the team serve breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday. An early-bird dining menu starts at 4pm and you can indulge on 3 courses for £25

A large selection of drinks is also available, including popular local brands. Our Devon and Cornwall drink selection includes Atlantic IPA, Offshore, Tarquins Gin and Plymouth Gin. An extensive gin and mixer menu and 2 for £15 cocktails.

Bookings can be made on 01752 701000 or fishbone@futureinns.co.uk. Alternatively, you can book online:


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