Discovery Tour 1

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Follow in the footsteps of Sir Francis Drake, The Pilgrim Fathers, Captain Cook and the many other colourful characters that once walked the very same cobbled streets of this historic area. Visit some of the many Elizabethan, Tudor, and Jacobean listed buildings and secret gardens, and delve into the hidden history of Plymouth. Find out how Plymouth went from a small Saxon fishing settlement to a large vibrant city whilst hearing some surprising stories of the real people of Plymouth.

Children will be provided with a quiz, a treasure hunt, opportunities for dressing up and will be guaranteed to have fun!

Discovery Tour 1

Barbican (approx 1hr 30mins)





Children (5-15)


Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children)


Meet at the front of St Andrew’s church.

Our Walking Tours are a fantastic option when looking for things to do in Plymouth. Each of our historical walking tours in Plymouth are helpfully guided by Elaine and each time frame listed is approximate.

If you have any mobility restrictions or any other special requirements please feel free to contact us directly to discuss how we may be able to adapt our tour for you or a person you care for. Our least exuberant tour is Tour 1  and each tour type progresses in physical requirement with the most active being Discovery Tour Plus and the Devonport History Tour.

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