SX4854 : The Dolphin

taken 7 months ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

The Dolphin
The Dolphin
The Barbican
The Barbican is the name given to the western and northern sides of the old harbour area (Sutton Harbour) of Plymouth. It was one of the few parts of the city to escape most of the destruction of The Blitz during the Second World War. Two or three streets still retain some of the architecture of an old fishing port.
The present Barbican district is generally regarded as being roughly equivalent to the location and size of the medieval walled town of Sutton. A barbican is a fortified gate, and here the name probably derives from the 'Castle Barbican' which was an entrance to the late medieval fortress that guarded access to the Cattewater, prior to the building of the Royal Citadel.
For centuries the Barbican was home to Plymouth's fish market (now relocated to the other side of the harbour) and is still home to many fishermen.
Today the Barbican is mostly pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.
CAMRA Good Beer Guide entry Pubs
CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) publish an annual guide of about 5000 of the pubs in Britain serving consistently high quality real ale. All pubs in this collection have been regular entries & good beer is assured.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4825 5408 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.0202N 4:8.1059W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4827 5410
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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