There are excellent motorway connections via the M6 and then the M5. The City Centre of Plymouth is to be found to the south of the A38 main South Devon Highway. The British Royal Navy uses the port of Plymouth as its historical second home. It is to be found at the mouth of the River Tamar and also features an extensive commercial port called Millbay Docks where ferries can be booked.
There is a very modern passenger terminal in Plymouth with traffic being eased by the vehicle-marshalling areas at the port. There are modern berthing facilities at the port for the many cruise ships that call there. Within the terminal you can get hot and cold meals in the café, along with other refreshments and a bureau de Change. Should you choose to drive to the port you can park for free in the car park.
There are also disabled toilets and low level pay phones in the main terminal and should you have special needs there is assistance available to you, although you should make sure that it is available by asking for assistance when booking or at the latest when you are checking in.
As far as routes and ferry operators go, the main company serving Plymouth is Brittany Ferries. They offer 2 to 3 daily crossings to Roscoff in France. The approximate crossing time for this journey is from 6 hours to 7 hours and 30 minutes. It is a service for both passengers and freight. Also servicing both passengers and freight are the two weekly crossings to Santander in Spain - which takes approximately 24 hours.
Plymouth is a great place to go for a holiday by the sea. Just out of town are the beaches which are perfect for those people who love to use their bucket and spade. Bovisand to the east also has good facilities and sand
There is plenty to do in the town. You can go to the National Aquarium, Crownhill Fort or the Dome. Just out of town is the wildlife park, Buckfast Abbey and the Dartmoor National Park
Plymouth, with its rich marine heritage offers the Plymouth Dome, which is on the world famous Hoe. This is where Sir Francis Drake insisted on finishing his game of bowls before dealing with the fact that the Spanish Armada was approaching.
Then there is Morwellham Quay, a historic shipyard, port and copper mine which is reconstructed to faithfully look like how it did in the 1860s. You'll be taken back almost 150 years when you are met by the costumed staff.