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Britain’s Ocean City: Where to Stay and what to Do this Christmas

Whether you want a relaxing, mulled wine fuelled break or you want to dive straight into the hustle and bustle of the festive season in the city centre, you can have the best of both worlds with our top recommendations of places to stay and activities to enjoy this Christmas in Plymouth. 


Boringdon Hall Hotel

Named ‘the enchanted place on the hill’, this five star hotel is famous for its magnificent character and turns into a magical Winter Wonderland at Christmas time. Santa’s ‘The Snowman’ themed grotto, Nutcracker afternoon teas, festive dining, Christmas workshops and all-inclusive Christmas and NY breaks are all on the menu. It’s the perfect setting for celebrations with family and friends in Plymouth and just a 15 minute drive from Plymouth City Centre.

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Dartmoor Lodge Hotel

Love to explore? Situated between Exeter and Plymouth, experience comfort and contemporary style on the edge of Dartmoor at The Dartmoor Lodge. This friendly and comfortable hotel provides the perfect base from which to explore this breathtaking part of the country. Explore local heritage, galleries, shops and the stunning coastline of South Devon. Just a 30 minute drive to Plymouth City Centre, it’s a great base for Christmas shopping too! Enjoy the hustle and bustle of festive shopping in the city centre and then sit back and unwind… 

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Moorland Garden Hotel

For a relaxing, cosy Christmas break filled with glorious food, festive afternoon teas and crafty evenings, escape to the countryside at Moorland Garden Hotel. With Dartmoor on the doorstep, you have the perfect winter setting for a truly magical holiday, and if you need to do some last minute shopping, it’s just over a 20 minute drive to Plymouth City Centre. 

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Theatre Royal Plymouth

Is it really Christmas without a panto trip? (Oh no it isn’t!) We’ve got a feeling this one’s going to be the cat’s whiskers… 

Dick Whittington returns to Theatre Royal Plymouth 14th December to 12th January 2019 and brings with it a whole load of festive sparkle. A Christmas panto not to miss! 

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National Marine Aquarium

A Christmas Night to Remember is the NMA’s annual festive family fun event and is not to be missed. On Sunday 17th December the Aquarium will be filled with festive cheer;  mulled wine, mince pies, a Christmas choir, a visit from Santa himself (diving in their tanks, naturally) and a gift for every child can be expected. Santa will be diving each day of the Christmas holidays at 2pm so come and visit and see him for yourself! 

Saltram House & Gardens

The magic is back this Christmas at Saltram. Stroll around the the fantastic illuminated gardens, feel like you’re in a fairytale at the enchanted house, join Father Christmas for storytime, and grab a blanket & a festive treat in the winter courtyard cafe. Enjoy all of this from Thursday 22nd November - Sunday 30th December!

Plymouth Christmas Market

The city centre Piazza will be transformed into a glistening wonderland once again from Thursday 29th November to Sunday 16th December as the Christmas Market sets out over 50 beautiful log cabin style stalls. The perfect excuse to shop, eat, drink and be merry!

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