Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793, is the oldest working gin distillery in England and is situated in the heart of the historic port city of Plymouth.
Originally adjoining a Dominican Priory, dating from the year 1431, it is suggested that in 1620 some of the Pilgrim Fathers may have dined here before their departure on the Mayflower.
In 1793, the building was acquired by the Coates family for conversion into a distillery producing – “Plymouth Gin”. It is thus England’s oldest gin distillery and remains in full production today, exporting extensively to the USA.
Its gin is “Appellation Controlee” (i.e. has to be distilled in Plymouth and nowhere else) and is specified by name as the prime mixer in some 27 different cocktails, including the American “Charlie Lindbergh”. The building also features a lofty roof-timbered public cocktail lounge in the historic Refectory on the first floor and an adjoining popular restaurant.
Plymouth Gin Distillery Tour: £7
Gin Connoisseur’s Tour: £20
Master Distiller’s Private Tour: £40
The Elizabethan House is a historic property laid out in the style of a merchant or sea captain’s home from the 1600s. The house is currently closed due to essential conservation work.
The Mayflower Museum explores the story of the voyage of the Pilgrims and their journey aboard the Mayflower.
Park / Open Space
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park is listed as Grade I on the National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The Mayflower is thought to have made a final unexpected stop at Newlyn Bay, Cornwall to take a supply of fresh water on board.
The Royal William Victualling Yard was the major victualling depot of the Royal Navy and an important adjunct of Devonport Dockyard.
Refined Georgian house with a notable interior, period furnishings, porcelain and smart grounds.
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Smeaton's Tower is a memorial to celebrated civil engineer John Smeaton, designer of the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse.
The Box, a state of the art museum, will open in 2020 as the flagship building for the Mayflower 400 commemorations.
Monument / Memorial
A monument to commemorate and mark the departure of the Mayflower ship from Plymouth in 1620.
The National Marine Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the United Kingdom.
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