Discover Plymouth

Student life in Plymouth

Rich maritime history, splendid food, great shops and a breathtaking coastal backdrop set the scene for your adventure

Spend your days as a student in Plymouth discovering its rich naval heritage, tucking into feasts courtesy of English celebrity chefs and exploring the magical South West peninsula of England. 

Walk in Sir Francis Drake’s footsteps on the lawns of Plymouth Hoe and take in far reaching views across Plymouth Sound. Head up Smeaton’s Tower and the views become even more spectacular.

Get a feel for Plymouth’s maritime and military history at the 17th Century Royal Citadel. Stand on the spot where the Pilgrim Fathers famously set out for North America in 1660 at the Mayflower Steps.

Enjoy a world-class show in The Theatre Royal Plymouth, and a wealth of waterside activities amongst the city’s oldest buildings in The Barbican. 

For two different shopping experiences you can start off with high street stores in Drake Circus Shopping Centre before strolling to the quirky shops in the Independent Quarter. For an evening of live music or comedy check out what’s on at Plymouth Pavilions.

You’ll eat well in Plymouth too. Start your day mingling with locals over coffee and breakfast in Monty’s. River Cottage Canteen & Deli is perfect for sharing dishes at lunch, and Rockfish is the best place for fish and chips. 

When you do fancy a trip out of Plymouth, you can explore the incredible Devonshire and Cornish countryside that surrounds you. Discover idyllic villages and historical towns set between the stunning beaches and coves of the intricate coastlines of this magical corner of Britain.

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Enjoy stylish living amongst Plymouth’s large, vibrant student community, close to cultural venues and historic gems

Our modern properties are all within walking distance of the university. You can choose from some fantastically stylish living options, but all are airy, filled with light and provide a fitting base for your exciting maritime city student adventure.