I left university 6 years ago this summer, which is twice as long as I was there. I studied for 3 years in Plymouth in the south west of England and had the best time there. I wasn’t sure university was for me when I first went, but it was probably the best decision I’ve made so far in my 27 years. I’ve been back once since, in 2011, so when I was talking with some old friends, we decided perhaps it was time we revisited our old haunts.
Plymouth’s a funny place – quite surprisingly rich in culture, you do need to know your way around to find some hidden treasures. We discovered the fairly new Royal William Yard on our trip, opting for a Friday night Wagamama’s and a Sunday morning brunch at Seco Lounge – it’s an old naval base just out of the city which has been done up. It’s an amazing complex and when it’s completed, I think it’ll make Plymouth much more of a destination. We visited the Hoe, which is the seafront with it’s gorgeous Smeaton’s Tower – the classic red and white lighthouse. The rain didn’t stop on Saturday (how very Plymouth), so we spent the afternoon sipping on spritzers in an old favourite bar, followed by a beautiful dinner at the always lovely Barbican Kitchen. Plymouth’s known for it’s gin, so of course we sampled some cocktails in the Gin Distillery bar, The Refectory, followed by some live music at Annabel’s Cabaret.
It was great to head back down west and reminisce – Plymouth will always have a place in my heart!
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