Nearest town: Plymouth (5 miles by car from city centre), Devon
Opening Times: Winter: 0630-2230; Summer: 0530-2130
Longest Runway: 1161m, Asphalt
Fuel: AVTUR JET A1, AVGAS 100LL
Phone: 01752 204090
Website: www.plymouthairport.com, Wikipedia entry
AIP: plates and airport diagram
Landing fees: From £6.46 for aircraft 499 kg and under to £27.91 per tonne or part thereof for aircraft 3000 kg or over
Note: Plymouth is a PPR airfield to all aircraft except scheduled and locally based aircraft. Call ATC (01752 515341) for permissions.
- Handling: Plymouth Flying Centre (01752 515341, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Taxis: Taxifast (01752 222222, www.taxifast.co.uk)
- Car Hire: Avis (01752 221550, www.avis.co.uk), Hertz (01752 207206, www.hertz.co.uk)
- Facilities at airport: Cafe and Bar
- Charters: Capital Aviation (0845 0552828, www.air-charters.co.uk), Day Aviation (01273 863330, www.dayaviation.co.uk), International Air Charter (02088 978979, www.aircraftcharter.com)
- Flying Schools: Plymouth Flying School (01752 773335, www.plymouthflyingschool.co.uk)
- The Dolphin, 14, The Barbican, Plymouth (01752 660876). Very comfortable and unpretentious pub popular with visitors and locals alike. Bass from the barrel is a big draw.
- The Nowhere Inn, 21, Gilwell Street, Plymouth (01752 670592). At 250 years old, this friendly pub is one of Plymouth’s oldest. Also home to the city’s ‘alternative’ scene.
- The Burrator Inn, Dousland, Plymouth (01822 853121). This 100 year old rural pub is about 12 kms away from the city centre, but very convenient for those interested in countryside walks. Serves some good pub fare.
- The Village Restaurant, 32, Southside Street, Plymouth (01752 667688, www.thevillagerestaurant.com). Family owned Greek restaurant that does excellent seafood.
- Yukisan, 51, Notte Street, Plymouth (01752 220915, www.yukisan.co.uk). Some of the best Japanese food in this part of the country, although it is likely to leave your wallet a good bit lighter.
- Tanners, Prysten House, Finewell Street, Plymouth (01752 252001, www.tannersrestaurant.com). Local ingredients used innovatively in this modern restaurant set in a 15th C.house, supposed to be one of Plymouth’s oldest buildings.
- Veggie Perrin’s, 97, Mayflower Street, Plymouth (01752 252888, www.veggieperrin.com). A no-frills family run restaurant with homestyle Indian food, this one is vegetarian heaven!
- Dudley Hotel, 42, Sutherland Road, Mutley, Plymouth (01752 668322, www.dudley-hotel.com). A small 6-room hotel distinguished by its proximity to the city centre and by the extremely friendly and prompt service.
- Jewells Guest Accomodation, 220, Citadel Road, Plymouth (01752 254760). Family run guest house with comfortable rooms and an elegant atmosphere.
- St. Elizabeth’s House, Longbrook Street, Plympton St.Maurice, Plymouth (01752 344 840, www.stelizabeths.co.uk). Set in beautiful 9-acre grounds in the village of Plympton St. Maurice, this luxury hotel has been described as ‘a fantastic setting’,‘restful’, ‘outstanding’ and a ‘gem’.
- Staddon Heights Golf Club, Staddon Heights, Plymstock, Plymouth (01752 402475, www.shgc.uk.net). An 18-hole course with a separate practice area and lovely views around Dartmoor.
- Visit the Mayflower Steps (www.mayflowersteps.co.uk), the point from where the Pilgrim Fathers are reported to have sailed for the New world.
- Plymouth is a good base for those entering the Dartmoor National Park (www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk), which offers excellent walking, cycling and caving options.
- Visit the Plymouth Gin Distillery, which still makes the famous Plymouth Gin and now also has a bar and bistro. Some old distillery equipment is displayed as well.
- www.visitdevon.co.uk, Devon tourism information
- www.plymouth.gov.uk/homepage/leisureandtourism/tourismandvisitors.htm, Plymouth tourism information
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