It is believed The Mayflower may have stopped in Newlyn for water supplies, after finding the water it had on board in Plymouth was contaminated.
Today the bustling harbour continues to be an important coastal hub, landing the largest value catch in the UK. The Newlyn Fish Festival is usually held in August, which celebrates Newlyn’s longstanding seafaring heritage.
Quarter of a century prior to the arrival of the Mayflower in 1595, Newlyn was raided by the Spanish, with most of the village razed to the ground. As such, Many of Newlyn’s buildings date from the 17th Century onwards.
Today you can wander around the granite-faced fishermen’s cottages in the cobbled streets leading down to the harbour, where you'll find the medieval old quay. This is where the Mayflower would have docked and where fishermen landed their catch in times gone by.
The town has long been a magnet for artists - in the late 19th Century painters such as Stanhope Forbes and Walter Langley helped to establish the Newlyn School, whose artists were attracted by the subject matter and quality of light. Their paintings depicted the everyday life of the Newlyn people, their local traditions, hardships and family loss. This legacy is evident today and there are several art galleries, as well as the Newlyn Art School.
The town boasts stunning panoramic views across Mount’s Bay, with St Michael’s Mount a focal point. From here you can also view the sweep of the golden sandy beaches, such as Marazion. From elevated locations, the Lizard, the southernmost point of the UK, is visible.
The Elizabethan House is a historic property laid out in the style of a merchant or sea captain’s home from the 1600s. The house is currently closed due to essential conservation work.
The Mayflower Museum explores the story of the voyage of the Pilgrims and their journey aboard the Mayflower.
Park / Open Space
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is listed as Grade I on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The Royal William Victualling Yard was the major victualling depot of the Royal Navy and an important adjunct of Devonport Dockyard.
Refined Georgian house with a notable interior, period furnishings, porcelain and smart grounds.
Guided Walking Tour
Delivering luxurious, customisable trips For private groups.
Smeaton's Tower is a memorial to celebrated civil engineer John Smeaton, designer of the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse.
The oldest working gin distillery in England. The Pilgrims are thought to have dined here on the eve of the Mayflower departure.
The Box, a state of the art museum, will open in 2020 as the flagship building for the Mayflower 400 commemorations.
Monument / Memorial
A monument to commemorate and mark the departure of the Mayflower ship from Plymouth in 1620.
The National Marine Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the United Kingdom.
1620 will be a landmark redevelopment on the iconic facade of Plymouth Hoe.
Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa
The 5-star Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa is situated on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and just five minutes from Plymouth.
The Copthorne Hotel Plymouth offers spectacular views towards the historic Barbican and Hoe areas.
Crowne Plaza Plymouth
Overlooking Plymouth Hoe's greenery and the coastline, the Crowne Plaza Plymouth is less than 10 minutes' walk from Plymouth city centre. Panoramic views across the Plymouth Sound bay feature in the 11th-floor dining room.
Jurys Inn Plymouth
In the heart of the city centre adjacent to Plymouth's historic tourist quarter and shopping centre.
New Continental Hotel
The New Continental Hotel’s central location makes it easy to explore Plymouth's maritime delights.
Premier Inn Sutton Harbour
Dream of life on the open waves with Premier Inn Hotel Plymouth City Centre (Sutton Harbour). Just minutes from Plymouth's bustling shops and buzzing nightlife you're in a great location.
The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Set in the heart of Britain’s Ocean City, the Duke of Cornwall is a stunning period hotel brimming with character and style.
The Grosvenor Plymouth
Bed & Breakfast
Originally built in 1879 this beautiful Victorian property has been welcoming guests since 1990.
Travelodge Plymouth is in the heart of the city, a short walk from the breathtaking views of Plymouth Sound from Hoe Park.
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