Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom - Spirit of Discovery
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world's most impressive natural harbours. This modern city is a popular launchpad to other notable nearby areas, including the beaches and footpaths of Cornwall's scenic coastline. Long dismissed as an ugly urban centre abounding in architectural eyesores, the city has been undergoing a massive regeneration comparable to the post-war reconstruction. Though there may be traffic problems and construction during your visit, you can always walk or cycle in and around the compact town centre and the nearby waterfront.