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Drakes Wharf Apartments

Royal William Yard

About Drakes Wharf Apartments

Drakes Wharf offers beautifully designed, contemporary apartments in a Grade I listed building on Plymouth’s beautiful waterside. It’s situated within the world-class development of Royal William Yard, a historic naval site that sits on Plymouth Sound alongside the mouth of the River Tamar and hosts a range of stunning historic maritime buildings. Royal William Yard is also home to a variety of fantastic retail outlets and restaurants, so you’ll have countless places to eat and shop right on your doorstep. That’s not to mention the countless events, exhibitions and activities on offer here.

We offer three superb contemporary apartments at Drakes Wharf, which are fully equipped with everything you need to enjoy a break here and put you in an ideal location for trips to Plymouth’s vibrant waterfront and city centre. The Drakes Wharf apartments also make a superb home base for exploring other attractions in Devon, including Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Drakes Wharf Amenities

The Royal William Yard development ensures you’re never far from your favourite restaurants and retail outlets, so there’s plenty of places to shop and eat without even having to go far from the apartment.

In the City

These apartments are just a short distance from all of Plymouth’s main attractions. Take a shopping trip to Drake’s Circus, explore the sprawling streets and historic waterfront of the Barbican, and much more.

By the Sea

Drakes Wharf is situated in a waterside location near the mouth of the River Tamar, where it meets the bay of Plymouth Sound. With its naval heritage and superb location, a stay here has a distinctly nautical feel.

Historic Listed Building

Drakes Wharf and Royal William Yard are Grade 1 listed as an important part of Plymouth’s seafaring heritage, so while the apartments may be modern and stylish, you can also sense the rich history of the area. 

Explore Devon

Not only is Drakes Wharf a fantastic place for enjoying all of Plymouth’s attractions, it’s also great if you’d like to explore the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Dartmoor National Park.

Things to Try

The Barbican

Plymouth's waterfront

The Barbican is Plymouth’s historic harbour, with its cobbled streets and charming ambience. Explore its fascinating heritage, visit some of the city’s top attractions, take a look at a range of independent shops and art galleries, or just find somewhere to enjoy a tasty meal or refreshing drink.

National Marine Aquarium

A shark

Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium is the largest aquarium in the UK, where you can come face-to-face with all kinds of incredible denizens of the deep. Meet sharks, jellyfish, octopuses and more, with a mixture of species that originate close to home and those found elsewhere in the world.

Plymouth Gin Distillery

Gin

The Plymouth Gin Distillery, also known as the Black Friar’s Distillery, has been in operation since 1793. A range of different tours are available to visitors, where you can learn about the history of the place, find out how gin is distilled, and of course sample the final product yourself.

Saltram House

Saltram House

This Grade I listed George II era mansion house, once called “the most impressive country house in Devon”, is well worth a visit. Enjoy a relaxing walk in the idyllic gardens, with fascinating follies, exotic trees, and gorgeous flowers, or explore the secrets of the incredible house itself.

Create Incredible Memories

For Food and Drink

Fish and chips

There’s plenty of superb places to grab a bite in this bustling city. Enjoy some traditional fish and chips at the Cornwall Street Fish Bar, enjoy a varied menu including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options at Fletcher’s Restaurant, or indulge in some classic pub food at the Crown and Anchor.

For Attractions

Smeaton's Lighthouse

There's lots to see along Plymouth's famous waterfront. On Plymouth Hoe you'll find Smeaton's Lighthouse, with its viewing tower, as well as various monuments and statues, including one of St Francis Drake. It’s also worth taking a tour around the Royal Citadel, a defensive coastal fortress built in 1566.

For Activities

Tinside Lido

In the summer months, there’s no better place to take a dip than the Tinside Lido, an open-air swimming pool that overlooks the sea. The South West Coast Path also runs through the city if you’re looking for a fantastic walking route that will take as you as far as you’d like to go.