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I Love Plymouth...but...
Plymouth in General
Member Name: KerriV
Plymouth in General
Date: 23/07/01, updated on 23/07/01 (58 review reads)
Advantages: Great Ice Cream, Lovely fresh air
Disadvantages: Awful for shopping!
I Have lived in Plymouth for 16 years and now i've moved away, I do get terribly homesick for it. Although I do agree with most of the other opinions written here, I do feel the need to balance the scales a little bit. The clothes shops in Plymouth are DIRE!! If you want to go on a shopping spree you would need to go as far as Bristol at least, as Exeter is just as bad. There are very few shops to chose from, and the ones that are there are quite small, so contain very little variety, and the clothes are all very similar or the same in most of the shops. Be warned, if you are thinking of going to Plymouth for a holiday or for Uni, do not expect a great choice of clothing.
Having said that, Plymouth does have a lot to offer, I will not bore you by going over old ground, mentioned in other postings, but do not just stick to the city itself. Plymouth is a great place to base yourself for venturing onto the moors. Dartmoor has a wonderful array of places to explore, try Shaugh Prior or Cadover Bridge. Both of these are delightful moorland spots, with a beautiful clear river running through them. If you want to get away from the crowds, pick up your picnic blanket and the sarnies and hear along the river. Most people tend to sit where they can park their cars, so further along the river you find few people, and its much quieter and serene.
The river itself always seems to be crystal clear, although take shoes you can wear in the water as the rocks can sometimes be sharp and slippery. Whilst you're enjoying your day out, treat yourself to a Devonshire cream tea, or some great ice-cream. Langage Farm ice-cream is the best ever, and you can actually buy it on the farm itself. Out towards Plympton, near the industrial estate, I think it is actually sign posted now! Even their standard flavours like chocolate and vanilla are better than any you've ever tasted. And they have unusual flavours as well, like thunder and lightning which I
seem to remember has honeycomb pieces in it...Yummy!!
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