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The Hoe

Plymouth Hoe is located in the city centre overlooking Plymouth Sound with its own significant place in history. Sir Francis Drake was playing bowls on the Hoe when the Spanish Armada was seen approaching to invade England. The Hoe has not changed since the 1880’s and is now a recreational area that is enjoyed by the city locals as well as tourists. It has a marvellous Victorian sea front with Victorian architecture, bars, outside swimming pools, diving boards, Citadel fort, Smeatons tower and the famous Tinside swimming pool that has recently been restored to its original glory. It is a central hub for events in the city throughout the year including the National Fireworks Championship, Class 1 World power boat championship, Music of the Night, Plymouth Regatta, Sutton Harbour classic boat rally, finishing line for the Fastnet sailing race, marathons, charity events, afternoon open-air concerts, shows, Guy Fawkes bonfire night and New Year celebrations.
A virtual walk on Plymouth Hoe, what to enjoy, see and do, from Drakes Island to Tinside Pool.

Plymouth Barbican
Information on the History of the Hoe.

British Fireworks Championships
Information on The British Fireworks Championships held annually in Plymouth.

Class 1 World Powerboat Championships.
Information on Class 1 World powerboat championships.

Mega Ride
Mega Ride – Information on the annual Bike rally and event on the hoe.

Music of the Night
Information on Music of the Night held at the Citadel Fort on the Hoe. Evenings of music, shows and fireworks.

Race for Life
Information on the Race for Life an annual charity event held on the Hoe in aid of cancer research.

Plymouth Half Marathon
Information on the Plymouth half marathon starting and ending on the Hoe.

Plymouth Regatta
Information on the Plymouth regatta.

Bonfire Night
Information on Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night held annually on Plymouth Hoe.

Visit Plymouth
Information on Events on the Hoe and around Plymouth. Tourist information centre.

Plymouth Summer Festival
Plymouth summer festival website including information on events on the Hoe and around the city.

Plymouth Council Summer Festival What’s On
Council listings and dates of Plymouth City summer festival events.

What’s On In Plymouth
What’s on in Plymouth section of a website all about Plymouth.

Plymouth Data
The encyclopedia of Plymouth history