Famous for being the point of departure for pilgrims moving to a young America, as well as having one of the largest and most scenic harbors in the world, Plymouth is a grand city with an interesting history, and loads to offer visitors. With many great attractions, excellent local roads, and the southern coastline of England ready to be explored, Plymouth is the perfect city for basing yourself while touring this part of Europe with your rental car. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Plymouth is both easy and economical.
A great way to begin your visit to Plymouth is by driving down to the historical heart of the city, known as The Barbican. It is from here that local pilgrims left for America, and the area still bears a great resemblance to how it would have looked hundreds of years ago. Park your rental car nearby, and explore the streets on foot, while checking out the historical houses, picturesque laneways, and shops that are older than most residents.
While in The Barbican, be sure to spend some time visiting the National Marine Aquarium, the largest of its kind in the UK. Great fun for the whole family, the aquarium is also home to the deepest tank in Europe, and you will get to see thousands of colourful and exciting creatures from the marine world up close. Drive your hire car west of here, and by the water's edge you will find Plymouth Citadel. Built in the 1600s, the citadel is a grand fortress overlooking the harbour and a great example of grand defence buildings once used in the area.
North of Plymouth, there are a number of great places to visit, many of which travellers without a rental car would miss out on. Near the town of Velverton you can visit Buckland Abbey, which dates back to the 13th century, and near the town of Crapstone is The Garden House, a famous garden containing ruins, many different garden types, walking trails and ponds.
Not far from here you can also visit Dartmoor National Park, a huge protected area covering almost 1000 km2. Large rocky outcrops, hills, plains and rivers make up the park, and you are sure to stumble across some of the local wildlife such as ponies, foxes, otters, badgers and deer, the perfect day trip in the outdoors with your hire car.
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