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Plymouth (/ˈplɪməθ/ (listen)) is a port city and unitary authority in South West England. It is located on the south coast of Devon, approximately 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310 km) south-west of London. It is bordered by Cornwall to the west and south-west.
Plymouth's early history extends to the Bronze Age when a first settlement emerged at Mount Batten. This settlement continued as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until it was surpassed by the more prosperous village of Sutton founded in the ninth century, now called Plymouth. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers departed Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony, the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America. During the English Civil War, the town was held by the Parliamentarians and was besieged between 1642 and 1646.
Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth grew as a commercial shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas, and exporting local minerals (tin, copper, lime, china clay and arsenic). The neighbouring town of Devonport became strategically important to the Royal Navy for its shipyards and dockyards. In 1914, three neighbouring independent towns, viz. the county borough of Plymouth, the County Borough of Devonport, and the urban district of East Stonehouse were merged, becoming the County Borough of Plymouth. In 1928, it achieved city status. During World War II, due to the city's naval importance, the German military targeted and partially destroyed the city by bombing, an act known as the Plymouth Blitz. After the war, the city centre was completely rebuilt. Subsequent expansion led to the incorporation of Plympton, Plymstock, and other outlying suburbs, in 1967.
The city is home to 262,100 (mid-2019 est.) people, making it the 30th-most populous built-up area in the United Kingdom and the second-largest city in the South West, after Bristol. It is governed locally by Plymouth City Council and is represented nationally by three MPs. Plymouth's economy remains strongly influenced by shipbuilding and seafaring but has tended toward a service economy since the 1990s. It has ferry links to Brittany (Roscoff and St Malo) and to Spain (Santander). It has the largest operational naval base in Western Europe, HMNB Devonport, and is home to the University of Plymouth. Plymouth is categorized as a Small-Port City using the Southampton System for port-city classification. 
If you love the hustle and bustle of a traditional English market town, you’ll love the South Devon estuary town of Kingsbridge. Situated in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Kingsbridge sits on the Kingsbridge Estuary and is surrounded by lush, green rolling countryside, making it a popular destination for walking and sailing all year round.
Kingsbridge is a great place to base yourself during a holiday for exploring South Devon beaches, the South West Coast Path and nearby towns and villages.
From surfing to vineyards, there’s a lot to see and do in the Kingsbridge area. The estuary provides plenty of opportunities if you’re a watersports enthusiast, such as kayaking, sailing and stand up paddle boarding. Nearby beaches such as Slapton, Salcombe and East Portlemouth are great for days out building sandcastles or just relaxing in the area’s beauty.
Kingsbridge has an eclectic selection of independent shops and a whole host of intriguing antique shops, art galleries, and gift shops to explore. Cafes, pubs and restaurants line the town, serving the best local produce, including local craft beers, ales, cider, and even wine and gin. With a three screen cinema, yoga studio and leisure centre with swimming pool there are plenty of opportunities to stay active and entertained.
Known as a great walking town, you can explore the South West Coast Path and the South Devon AONB from Kingsbridge, and enjoy wonderful countryside views across the region. There are hundreds of walks to chose from across the local area. Explore the town via passages such as Squeezebelly Alley and discover not only Kingsbridge’s history but hidden treasures such as mosaics, a community garden and miniature railway.
No matter what time of year you visit Kingsbridge there are plenty of local events to choose from. Some of the highlights include the Kingsbridge Food and Music Festival in June, Kingsbridge Fair Week in July, the Kingsbridge Show in September, and Kingsbridge Celebrates Christmas in December. With windows filled with posters for clubs and events, there’s always something going on in Kingsbridge whether it be the Farmers Market, art workshops, or concerts.
The town takes its name from an ancient bridge built to link two royal estates – Alvington and Chillington, and by 1219 was a market town. By the 18th Century milling was a major source of revenue for the town, and throughout the 19th Century Kingsbridge had an active coastal shipping trade, with thriving shipbuilding and tanning industries.
At the northern end of the Rame Peninsula (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the bustling town of Torpoint offers excellent views of the River Tamar and across the water to the bright lights of Plymouth. Known as the gateway to Cornwall, it provides an ideal base for holidaymakers wishing to explore both South Cornwall and Devon.
A holiday in Torpoint offers a multitude of things to do, whether you are travelling as a couple, a family or a group of friends. Explore the maze of winding narrow streets in the centre of the historic town with its independent shops, cosy pubs and fine restaurants, wander along the old marina which holds regular races during the yachting season, or head to St John’s Lake on the outskirts of the town, where walking and swimming are popular.
While many villages and towns on the South Cornwall Coast have been developed for tourism, Torpoint remains quiet and distinctively Cornish, with many residents still speaking the county’s ancient language. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and with easy access to some of Cornwall’s most beautiful beaches, plus the likes of Looe, Fowey and St Austell all within an hour’s drive, this lovely town is a great place to spend a South Cornwall holiday.
Just under 5 miles from Torpoint is Whitsand Bay, a 4-mile stretch of golden sandy beaches - a popular haunt with surfers and great for family days out. Running from Rame Head to Portwrinkle, this group of beaches are considered one of Cornwall’s hidden gems and are rarely ever crowded. At low tide, the sweeping stretches of sand offer opportunities for walking, jogging, building sandcastles and rock pooling, whilst the constant swell keeps surfers happy. Between May and September, there are also lifeguards on duty if you fancy a swim in the turquoise waters.
Within 10 miles of Torpoint are Cornwall’s most easterly beaches - Cawsand, Kingsand and Downderry. Cawsand and its neighbouring beach Kingsand are both a mixture of sand and shingle and each has its own facilities, perfect for families. Kingsand is particularly renowned for swimming and boating with some great rock pools to explore. It is also one of the best places to scuba dive in the South West, with the sunken HMS Scylla (an intact warship at 113 metres long) having created the first artificial reef in the UK. For snorkelling and fishing, the beaches at Downderry are also well worth a visit.