Local Plymouth Attractions
Plymouth is uniquely situated in the glorious South West. To the front of the city is Plymouth Sound and the English channel, to the West the River Tamar and Plym form the natural boundary between Devon and Cornwall. Inland is Dartmoor National Park.
Being a major fishing port, fish are landed and auctioned regularly at the market. Adjoining the market is the Aquarium, famous for having the deepest tank in Europe, housing species from “tidlers” to fearsome Tiger Sharks.
Pleasure boats will take you round the Docks and Warships, or fishing if you prefer. The Naval Dockyard is a 10 minute drive front the House. The Theatre Royal where West End shows are frequently shown, and Pavillions/conference Centre is just a few minutes walk away.
HMS Raleigh is approximately 20 minutes drive from Ashgrove House. A walk around the cobbled sheets and alleyways of the ancient Barbican will take you back in time. Tall ships races start here as do numerous sailing events throughout the year.
To the North of Plymouth lies the rugged wilderness, Dartmoor National Park. Totally unspoilt moorland and breathtaking scenery with huge granite outcrops, rivers and streams will make you wonder at nature at her most awesome yet beautiful. There are a number of wonderful beaches in Devon & Cornwall, within a 45 minute drive from Ashgrove House. Some good examples are Whitsand Bay and Wembury.
Plymouth City Museum
The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery is located just on outskirts of the city centre and is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Drake Circus shopping centre.
The gallery itself is a spacious and welcoming, bright, family friendly centre spread over two floors. It features thousands of pieces from natural history, Ancient Egypt, World Cultures, Archaeology, a fine and decorative art collection well as pieces from both local and maritime history. Peaces are displayed across 9 permanent galleries and spread across 2 floors.
A cafe is also provided to help you break up your visit with drinks, sandwiches as well as a handy gift shop for that spot of gift shopping.
Extra shows are put on throughout the year which are either curated in-house or produced together with both Local, Regional and National partners. Furthermore the museum also runs large-scale events throughout the year to cater for all age groups, and includes family activities, tours, talks, special events and concerts.