Plymouth, the regional capital of Devon and Cornwall, has a rich maritime past, where pioneers such as Francis Drake, Thomas Cook and Charles Darwin once set sail for new lands. It’s perfect for a weekend break or ideal as a touring base. Visit world famous sites like the Barbican, a mecca for art lovers with many galleries and all manner of shops and businesses. ... More>Plymouth boasts a variety of museums; The Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, homes to vast collections of fine and decorative arts, natural history and human history. Alternatively, take to the sea yourself; choose from fishing trips, wind-surfing, water ski-ing and scuba diving.