Plymouth Sound

The National Lottery Heritage Fund grants a £9.5million Heritage Horizon Award to UK’s first National Marine Park: Plymouth Sound

This ‘Park in the Sea’ will transform lives, employment, education, volunteering and tackle climate change

One of the world’s most important and visually stunning natural harbours,where the largest naval base in Europe meets fragile sea grass beds,Plymouth Sound and its Estuaries Special Area of Conservation have multiple designations for protected habitats and support over 1,000 species of...

Explore the oceans with the National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium is pleased to announce it will be offering boat trips to explore the famous Plymouth Sound from April. Setting off from Shepards Wharf, visitors will join the Aquarium’s team of marine biologists and ocean conservationists to discover the wonders of our oceans and learn more about its habitat and the animals which live in it.

The Plymouth Sound is one of...

Charity offers voyages of discovery for disabled children

Over 650 disabled children from schools and groups in Devon and Cornwall have day-sailed in the pilot cutter Cornubia on voyages of discovery in Plymouth Sound over the past 7 years free of charge, thanks to the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Trust.

The charity was founded by Tony Winter, owner and skipper of Cornubia, who has now retired from commercial sailing but has arranged for the...

Exhibition marks bicentenary of Napoleon in Plymouth Sound

A new exhibition opening at Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery next week will explore the 10 dramatic days during the summer of 1815 when Napoleon Bonaparte was held as a prisoner in Plymouth Sound aboard HMS Bellerophon.

‘Fallen Emperor: Napoleon in Plymouth Sound in 1815’ will be centred around a popular painting from the Museum’s collections by Jules Girardet, which shows Napoleon...

Students aim to unlock the secrets of Plymouth Sound

The beautiful and diverse creatures that inhabit Plymouth Sound are to be explored in an evening of entertainment organised by students at Plymouth University.

Five undergraduates from the School of Marine Science and Engineering are staging the public event to share their love and knowledge of what is lurking just a stone’s throw from the city centre.

They hope the free event...

Plymouth announces date for the British Firework Championships 2014

Plymouth is again preparing to host one of the most exciting events in the UK: the internationally renowned British Firework Championships.

The dates for the 2014 event have now been confirmed as Tuesday 12 August and Wednesday 13 August.

Plymouth City Council coordinate the event in partnership with The Event Services Association (TESA) and 2014 will be the 18th anniversary of...

Student sailors take to the water for national competition in Plymouth

Some of the country’s most talented young sailors are heading to Plymouth this weekend for one of the national sailing calendar’s most hotly contested competitions.

Around 200 participants from 20 universities around the UK will take to the waters of Plymouth Sound for the prestigious British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) National Fleet Racing Championships on November 02 and...

Explosive Viewing! Plymouth's top spots for British Firework Championships

The internationally renowned British Firework Championships takes place next Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 August 2013 on Plymouth Sound, the city’s spectacular, natural amphitheatre.

Six previous winners will go head-to-head to be crowned the ‘Champion of Champions’, firing their displays from the Mountbatten breakwater.

Local residents and tourists alike are expected to turn...

Plymouth prepares to host spectacular British Firework Championships

The city of Plymouth is preparing to host one of the most exciting events in the UK this August, the internationally renowned British Firework Championships. This year’s competition takes place on Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 August 2013 with six previous winners going head-to-head to be crowned the ‘Champion of Champions’.

Plymouth City Council coordinate the event in partnership with...

Plymouth marks Armed Forces Day

Plymouth Sound will provide the stunning backdrop to Armed Forces Day in the city today (Saturday 29 June).

One of many events across the country, Plymouth Armed Forces Day will include displays from current and veteran forces personnel on Plymouth Hoe.

The day seeks to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her...