National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth (must see)

The National Marine Aquarium, built on reclaimed land, is located in Sutton Harbour, next to the Barbican and fishmarket, and was opened in May 1998. It is the largest aquarium in the United Kingdom. The mission statement of the National Marine Aquarium is "Driving Marine Conservation through Engagement". It is dedicated to its charitable aims of research, education and conservation.

The Aquarium is divided into 4 main zones: Plymouth Sound, British Coasts, Atlantic Ocean and Blue Planet. A visit to the aquarium takes you on a journey from the local waters of Plymouth across the world to the Great Barrier Reef. The Plymouth Sound displays marine life found around Plymouth. It concentrates on the surprising range of habitats found around the City. Most animals displayed in this zone are found in shallow water. sea stars, rays, lobsters, and an octopus. British Coasts zone houses life-size models of whales and dolphins found around Britain and the large Eddystone tank displays creatures found on the Eddystone reef, 12 miles offshore from Plymouth.

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Sight Name: National Marine Aquarium
Sight Location: Plymouth, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Family Attractions of Plymouth   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Plymouth, England

Create Your Own Walk in Plymouth

Create Your Own Walk in Plymouth

Creating your own self-guided walk in Plymouth is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Places of Worship in Plymouth

Places of Worship in Plymouth

Plymouth is home to Devon's largest church parish as well as the oldest synagogue in the English speaking countries. Credited with being the site of the first church built in Saxon times, Plymouth is a delight to discover for all lovers of religious architecture. Take a walk and enjoy the divine side of Plymouth!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Family Attractions of Plymouth

Family Attractions of Plymouth

The beautiful waterfront town of Plymouth is a joy to discover with the whole family. The Marine Aquarium alone can keep you busy all day. Learn, relax and have fun together – Plymouth has something to offer for all ages. Take this walking tour and get to know this friendly town even better!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
The Historic Barbican Neighborhood

The Historic Barbican Neighborhood

Plymouth's Barbican neighbourhood is the oldest in the city, located in the old harbour area. Being one of the few parts of the city to escape destruction during the WWII Blitz, the Barbican boasts architecture from the early sixteenth century and on. Discover Barbican's wonderful mix of historic buildings, lively pubs and restaurants with this walking tour guide.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Plymouth, one of Britain's most prominent cities, boasts a great maritime heritage and a number of landmarks of both aesthetic and historic value. Barbican district – home of the Mayflower Steps, a place from where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked on their voyage to America in 1620; and the Sutton Harbour - home to the National Marine Aquarium, are just some of them. The following orientation...  view more

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Cultural Plymouth

Cultural Plymouth

Plymouth - the beautiful maritime town of international value has been called 'city of the world' for its vibrant cultural scene and historic legacy. Elizabethan houses or England's oldest gin distillery, Plymouth's jewels will satisfy any curious mind. Get closer to British heritage through the cultural and historical places of this one of a kind city with this self-guided...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Plymouth Shopping Tour

Plymouth Shopping Tour

The beautiful Plymouth is great not just for sightseeing but can be a wonderful place to shop as well. You can't leave this town without a bottle of its world famous gin, or at least a post card with one of its amazing views. Take this self-guided walking tour to find your way among the many souvenir, specialty and high street brand shops.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km