Formerly a town in its own right, Devonport grew in influence in the 18th and early 19th centuries thanks to the docks and the presence of the Royal Navy. This success was celebrated in some stunning architecture, which miraculously escaped the prolific bombing of WWII which destroyed much of the city. Fast becoming Plymouth’s heritage destination, Devonport boasts the city’s finest collection of Regency features: Foulston’s Grade 1 listed Devonport Guildhall and Devonport Column with a viewing platform at 124feet, plus the nearby Grade 2 listed Devonport Park, the oldest formal public park in Plymouth, with a wonderful Pavilion, decorative fountains, memorials and heritage trails. All of these wonderful features have been lovingly restored in recent years and offer visitors the chance to step back in time to Regency Plymouth and experience the city from a totally unique angle.
A new self-guided audio tour has been launched, enabling customers to tune in and learn all about the history of the Guildhall and Column.