While fireworks are more often associated with Bon Fire Night and wintery nights stood in fields, in Plymouth, they’re also a regular summer occurrence, with the National Fireworks Championships taking place at the waterfront once again this August.
The event, one of the biggest in Plymouth’s calendar, is truly a spectacular one to behold with the whole of Plymouth Hoe being lit up with fabulous colours and miraculous displays. The best place to see the display is from Plymouth Hoe, so it is advisable to head there for the best view. Don’t worry about having to rush to get back home or trying to find the best places to stay for your trip to the city. We have you covered, here are a selection of great accommodation options for you in Plymouth!
Whatever your budget or style, you’ll find it here in Plymouth, so whether you’re looking for luxury, a home from home, a self-catering cottage, B&B or a nearby campsite, you can find it all.
For those wanting something luxurious, why not take a look at Boringdon Hall Hotel and Spa?
Image: Boringdon Hall
Set in a 5* luxury manor house, this property has everything from a relaxing spa, plenty of history with its Elizabethan architecture and an incredible restaurant. Plus, it is set in a really idyllic location right on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, so you can really have the best of both worlds when it comes to city and countryside.
Don’t forget that there are plenty of things to see and do in this area, like the National Marine Aquarium and for the adults, Plymouth Gin!
Image: Plymouth Gin
If comfort and impressive décor are your thing, The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in the middle of the city is a good choice. It was Plymouth’s first luxury hotel and this hasn’t changed over the course of its 100 plus year history. Being right in the centre of the city means you’re well placed to enjoy all the attractions and eateries in the town and of course, it is easy for you to get to and from the Hoe for the fireworks.
Image: The Duke of Cornwall Hotel
Another easy to access hotel that’s right in the city centre is the New Continental Hotel this historic hotel is a great choice for families and has an onsite restaurant and leisure centre so you can get in your workouts and chill outs during your stay. Nearby is Pentillie Castle and all its many attractions, including a beautiful garden and extensive events calendar, but did you know you can also stay there? If you’re looking for an accommodation with a difference, be sure to take a look at the accommodation at Pentillie Castle. Offering rooms on a bed and breakfast basis, the castle is secluded and set among rolling hills close to the River Tamar giving you the chance to explore further afield during your stay. The castle and its surrounds have also been used in a number of films and tv shows, so you can really immerse yourselves in your favourite onscreen adventures!
If you’re someone who loves a comfortable, luxurious hotel, but would prefer something more intimate, why not take a look at Langdon Court Hotel? This boutique hotel also has a two AA rosette restaurant and being just out of the city centre, you have the best of both worlds!
Image: Langdon Court Hotel
For fans of self-catering properties, The Grosvenor is situated right on Plymouth Hoe, just half a mile away from the ferry port and are renowned for their incredible B&B service. The Grosvenor is set in a gorgeous period town house with plenty of modern comforts and is only a short walk from Plymouth’s train station, making it an ideal base for explorers.
Alternatively, Bovisand Beachside Holiday Park is a great choice for families and is adjacent the South West Coastal Path, giving you access to several trails and walks to while away the daytime hours before the fireworks kick off. The park also has a choice of properties, from lodges and apartments to caravan holiday homes, so you can find something that suits your needs. If you like the sound of the location, but would rather book an apartment for your trip, you’re in luck, Bovisand Heritage Apartments have three independent spacious apartments on the grounds of the holiday park and guests have use of the onsite sauna and heated pool. There are plenty of places to eat and drink in the surrounding area, so you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to finding dinner, including Bistrot Pierre which can be found in the historic Royal William’s Yard.
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If staying in or near the dock is important to you, Bistrot Pierre also have an accommodation option, with a set of new rooms that give stunning views of the Plymouth Sound. The Royal William’s Yard is a popular tourist spot and is full of history, places to eat and lots to do so make sure to add it to your itinerary.
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