1. The History
Sutton Harbour is one of the oldest parts of Plymouth and holds a unique, historic charm which is loved by visitors and locals alike. Its cobbled streets, winding alleyways and old buildings remind us of how the city has grown and developed over the years. Plymouth was originally a fishing village called Sutton and the harbour held a key role as one of the major fishing ports in the South West – as it remains today.
Key landmarks along the waterfront pay tribute to the long history of the harbour. The Mayflower commemoration steps lay at the entrance of the harbour, marking the spot where the Pilgrims set sail on their legendary voyage to the New World in 1620. The Mayflower Museum details the journey across the Ocean and offers an insights into what life was like on board. The Elizabethan House and Merchant House both offer a glimpse into what life was like in Plymouth in the 16th and 17th century.