And across towards St Mawes.
Lots of buildings to explore. The castle was added to at various stages and there were bunkers and guns from WW2 there too.
At the end of the day we shared a piece of cake (huge piece) and had a glass of rose lemonade. Very tasty and refreshing.
It was great to see Plymouth from the air. Below is the Citadel which is used by the Royal Marines now.
View over Plymouth city centre. I must admit the main shopping area around Armada Way in Plymouth is not my favourite architecture. Re-built after WW2 when much of Plymouth was blitzed, there's a lot of concrete but apparently it's the biggest concentration of commercial buildings from that period and attracts a lot of architecture students from around the world.
Unfortunately it was a bit overcast while we were on the Wheel. It brightened up again later. The view out across Plymouth Sound is still great.
Armada Way seen from inside the pod.
Views across the Hoe.
Afterwards we strolled down to the Barbican which is my favourite area of Plymouth. Unfortunately the pubs along the sea-front were very busy and were competing with each other as to who could play the loudest music. There was an outdoor music/drinking thing going on too. Lots of drunk people and police. As we walked through the area, a brawl broke out outside one of the pubs. The police and security guards sprang into action and stopped the brawl very quickly. But we decided to walk back up to the Hoe which was much more family friendly and peaceful. I had a great day.