Hidden Gems of Plymouth

Ref: C3533288

Plymouth, the ocean city, with panoramic views across the largest natural harbour in Europe is also the home to numerous hidden gems that lay off the more traditional tourist routes, or even go unnoticed in plain sight . During this course we will find out about the cross that marks the spot of the last public execution of its kind, architectural gems that without knowing could easily be missed as well as stories and monuments that bare testament to the rich and varied history of Plymouth

Course aim

Do you know where you could find the "Stairway to Devon" or the last remains of Plymouth castle? If you would be intrigued to know where to find a beautiful Tudor garden or hidden insights to the past, this could be the course for you.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • identify 3 landmarks relatively unknown in Pymouth
  • give 3 key facts about the last public execution on the Hoe
  • discuss the importance of the installation of the Stairway to Heaven

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?


Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Hidden Gems of Plymouth

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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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