Plymouth

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Visit the Mayflower Steps and attend many of the key celebrations

For more than a thousand years Plymouth's spectacular waterfront has bustled with adventurers, emigrants, merchant traders, soldiers and sailors. Including, of course, the last stop for the Mayflower before its epic voyage across the Atlantic, marked today by the 'Mayflower Steps'.

Click here to see the programme of reschedule events taking place in Plymouth in 2021.

Plymouth is one of the centres for the Mayflower 400 commemorations with an ambitious events programme (new rescheduled dates in 2021) that will light up, captive and wow audiences visiting from all over the globe. Find out more about the city's Mayflower story, the events programme, where to stay and more on the official Mayflower400 website.

Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, England
Train en route to Plymouth with views out to sea on the Devon coast

VISITING BY TRAIN

Plymouth is on the main line from London to Cornwall. Arrive in just 3 hours 20 minutes.

You'll travel along the stunning Devon coast line at Dawlish and Teignmouth (pictured), one of Britain's most scenic stretches of railway.
Plymouth station is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre. See map.

Travel by train
Take the scenic route and explore Mayflower 400 by rail
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TICKET TIPS

If you are visiting from overseas, check out the great value Britrail England Pass. A single stress-free ticket that covers all your rail journeys on the national network and offers great value.

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Harwich

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The place where it all began, explore the historic port where the Mayflower is believed to have been built & learn more about the ships captain who called Harwich home.
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