Plymouth University is in a wonderful waterfront city. Come rain or shine, you’ll find something for everyone in the city streets, countryside, and beyond. As a Plymouth student, you have the best of both worlds so take advantage of everything you can while you can, from visiting Buckland Abbey to Plymbridge Woods!

Explore National Trust In Plymouth

The National Trust provides several activities in Plymouth. Here’s a quick rundown of everything they have to offer in the coastal city.

Buckland Abbey

Plymouth students can visit the home, gardens, and estate trails. The Tudor house boasts stunning views and is tastefully illuminated throughout the holiday season. Explore the historic forests of Buckland Abbey by taking one of the three-round estate walks. If you visit the Abbey in the autumn, be sure to pick some blackberries!


If a house rich in antiques, history, and a stunning garden seems appealing, you should visit Saltram. Explore the wonderful landscape that Saltram has to offer, tucked away in the heart of Plymouth. This metropolitan hideaway is set against a background of woodland, estuary, and open green areas. Make sure to book your visit!

Plymbridge Woods

Plymbridge Woods is a well-preserved woodland in Plymouth. Enjoy leisurely cycling through the woods or a gentle walk through historic woodland near the River Plym. The choice is yours.  Take in the tranquillity that Plymbridge Woods offers.

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A Plymouth Student Should Go To Plymouth University’s Levinsky Gallery

This gallery, located in the University’s Roland Levinsky Building, hosts exhibitions by world-renowned artists as well as emerging artists. Watch out for forthcoming exhibitions that will be held here. Click here to learn more about what will be on.

The Barbican

The Barbican is the beating heart of Plymouth. Visit this page to learn about all of the best attractions that the coastal city has to offer! Begin your journey by strolling down Barbican’s picturesque cobblestone quayside. Here are a few additional things you might do:

Go To The National Marine Aquarium
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Gin Distillery

The National Marine Aquarium is the largest in the United Kingdom. So, if you want to see some wonderful marine life, make your way there. Learn more about the Aquarium and purchase tickets here.

Plymouth Gin Distillery

This Gin Distillery has three separate interesting tours, a shop, and a cocktail lounge. So, if you’re looking for some fascinating information and the chance to drink some amazing gin, head on over! Book your tour in advance.

Enjoy The Taste Of Plymouth

In Plymouth, there are several eateries to choose from. Why not try out a restaurant with fantastic views, such as The Artillery Tower Restaurant? It is situated on the sea wall with views of Drake’s Island, Plymouth Sound and Mount Edgecombe. It is a stone’s throw away from Royal William Yard and a five-minute drive from Plymouth city centre.

Hopefully, this post has provided you with a list of activities to do in your spare time as a Plymouth University student!