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Getting There -- Plymouth Airport (tel. 01752/204090; www.plymouthcity.co.uk/airport.html) lies 6.5km (4 miles) from the center of the city. Air Southwest (tel. 0870/241-8202; www.airsouthwest.com) has direct service from the London airport, Gatwick, to Plymouth.

Frequent trains run from London's Paddington Station to Plymouth in 3 1/4 to 4 hours. For rail information, call tel. 08457/000125 or visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk. The Plymouth Train Station lies on North Road, north of the Plymouth Center. Western National Bus no. 83/84 runs from the station to the heart of Plymouth.

National Express has frequent daily bus service between London's Victoria Coach Station and Plymouth. The trip takes 5 1/4 hours. Call tel. 0871/781-81-81 for schedules and information, or visit www.nationalexpress.com.

If you're driving from London, take the M4 west to the junction with the M5 going south to Exeter. From Exeter, head southwest on the A38 to Plymouth.

Visitor Information -- The Tourist Information Centre is at the Mayflower, in the Barbican (tel. 01752/306330; www.visitplymouth.co.uk). It is open from Easter to October Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm; off-season Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 4pm,

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.