GETTING THERE: First Great Western trains run frequently throughout the day from London’s Paddington Station to Plymouth; the trip takes 3.25 to 4 hours, costing around £75 for a round-trip. For rail information, call tel. 08457/484950 or 000-125; or visit In Plymouth, the rail station is on North Road, north of the center. Several buses run from the rail station to the heart of Plymouth.

Buses run daily from London’s Victoria Coach Station to Plymouth. The trip takes about 5.5 hours. Fares cost around £33.

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). It’s open April through October, Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm; November to March, 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.