seaport for over 500 years, Plymouth is located at the confluence of the Plym and Tamar Rivers at Plymouth Sound. Since its establishment during the early 1400s, Plymouth has been an important military institution. The Citadel, a stone fortress built in the late 1600s by Charles II, is still used
by the military.
Attractions include a statue in tribute to
Sir Francis Drake who defeated the Spanish Armanda here,
a monument in honor to thousands of British and Commonwealth sailors killed in the two world wars. The pier from which the
Mayflower colonists set sail for America is located here as well.