Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793, is the oldest working gin distillery in England and is situated in the heart of the historic port city of Plymouth.
Originally adjoining a Dominican Priory, dating from the year 1431, it is suggested that in 1620 some of the Pilgrim Fathers may have dined here before their departure on the Mayflower.
In 1793, the building was acquired by the Coates family for conversion into a distillery producing – “Plymouth Gin”. It is thus England’s oldest gin distillery and remains in full production today, exporting extensively to the USA.
Its gin is “Appellation Controlee” (i.e. has to be distilled in Plymouth and nowhere else) and is specified by name as the prime mixer in some 27 different cocktails, including the American “Charlie Lindbergh”. The building also features a lofty roof-timbered public cocktail lounge in the historic Refectory on the first floor and an adjoining popular restaurant.
Plymouth Gin Distillery Tour: £7
Gin Connoisseur’s Tour: £20
Master Distiller’s Private Tour: £40
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.
Adult tickets start at £8
Guided Walking Tour
Explore the historic city of Plymouth with the expert guides from Devon & Cornwall Tour Guides
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 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.
You'll be the first to hear the latest Mayflower news, events, and more.