When to find the cheapest flights to Plymouth
Plymouth: Britain's Ocean City
|Plymouth city centre|
|Plymouth City Airport (PLH): 3 mi from city centre|
Flights to Plymouth: practical information
Cheap airlines to Plymouth
Planning a trip to England's southern coast? Plymouth awaits! The easiest way to reach Plymouth is with flights to Exeter, located one hour's drive away to the north-east. From there grab a car hire to Plymouth and you're set! The cheapest flights to Exeter are offered by Flybe and British Airways.
When to book flights to Plymouth
Plymouth is the biggest city on the southern coast of England and sailing is big business here so summer is the best time of the year to visit; it's also the most expensive. Consider planning your flights to Plymouth at least a few months in advance for the best offers.
- Peak season: Summer is sailing season.
- Low season: Winter and fall are generally quiet.
Direct flights to Exeter take 1 hour from Manchester.
Experience Plymouth: what to see, what to do
Plymouth sits at the mouth of two rivers: the Tamar and the Plym and is one of the world's most impressive natural harbours. The city's history is all about the dockyards, famous ships and captains like Sir Francis Drake. If you love the sea and sailing, then a holiday in Plymouth would be perfect!
Essentials in Plymouth
National Marine Aquarium: Plymouth's aquarium is the best in Britain and the deepest in Europe. It's right in the Barbican area where you'll also find the oldest bakery in England, Jacka's. It's the perfect place to discover the ocean and enjoy a tasty treat afterwards.
The Barbican: This is Plymouth's "old town" and is a great spot to just wander around. Start on New Street and stop in the many art galleries, craft shops and cafes along the way.
Mayflower Steps: These commemorative steps mark where the Pilgrim Fathers left aboard the repaired Mayflower before they crossed the Atlantic Ocean to go and live in North America.
Find more information on VisitPlymouth.co.uk.
Accommodations in Plymouth
Plymouth is experiencing a sort of regeneration and with it has come plenty of new (and budget) hotels. There are always great hotel deals in Plymouth to be found, even during the summer. Traditional English B&Bs are also very popular in Plymouth.