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Aug 17, 2007
Today Plymouth it is the third largest city in southern England. The town Plymouth is an extra ordinary blend of historic seafaring port and a vibrant modern city. It has strong links with European cities with a ferry going to Spain and one to France.

The whole region is a popular tourist destination with the Americans who go to the Old Barbican district
In the Barbican you can enjoy centuries of maritime tradition or you can visit the famous heritage sites like the Mayflower Steps monument built in 1934 you can see where Sir Francis Drake played bowls as the Spanish Armada approached on Plymouth Hoe to attack the city or visit the old Eddystone lighthouse or climb the 93 steps of Smeaton Tower.

At dawn the Plymouth fishing fleet arrivals bring their freshly caught fish to market and to supply many local kitchens and resturants. The Devon and Cornwall farmers provide Plymouth with their own fresh produce.

At night you can visit the Theatre Royal see a comedian or a concert at the Plymouth Pavilions or you can try your luck at the casino.

Much of the City Centre was bomb by the Germans in the secon world war which has now been built up. In 2006 the drake circus shopping mail was opened there is also the amanda shopping centre. Ther is also lots of places too eat pizza palours to italian restaurants. For making Plymouth City Centre one of the safest shopping centres in the country there has scooped three top awards. Plymouth City Centre has 520 shop and a brand new shopping mall offering the best range and quality of shops in the region. It has shopping seven day a week outdoor cafes and plethora of shops.

The Theatre Royal can also be found in the city centre presenting everything from pantomine to shakespeare. There is also an art gallery Crownhall Fort and St Andrews Church.

There is also Pannier market with over a 100 stalls the Farmer Market.

At christmas the city centre is well known for its impressive display of xmas lights festoons hang across the streets. There is often a steam driven fairground to add to the spectacle and a xmas tree beside the sundial. New years eve the Barbican is crownded with party goers. But to get into the pubs and restaurants you need a ticketand these are sold out months ahead.
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Douglas Scott writes for Car Rentals The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Villa Rental Site
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