Plymouth Bradford Train
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Plymouth is a city in the county of Devon in the south west of England. The city is roughly 190 miles from London and lies on the mouth of the rivers Plym and Tamar, where they join Plymouth Sound. Plymouth grew into a major commercial shipping port during the Industrial Revolution handling imports and passengers from the Americas while nearby Devonport grew as an important Royal Naval shipbuilding and dockyard town.
During the summer guided tours are available to the Royal Citadel which was built in 1666 to defend the port from naval attacks, to suppress Plymothian Parliamentary leanings and to train the armed forces. There is also Smeaton's Tower, built in 1759, and also there are 20 war memorials of which nine are on The Hoe including Plymouth Naval Memorial. A mile upstream and on the opposite side of the River Plym is the Saltram estate which has a Jacobean and Georgian mansion.
Plymouth is often used as a base by visitors to nearby Dartmoor, the Tamar Valley and the beaches of south-east Cornwall. Kingsand, Cawsand and Whitsand Bay are popular. Plymouth is also an important centre for watersports, especially scuba diving and sailing. The Port of Plymouth Regatta is one of the oldest regattas in the world, and has been held regularly since 1823. In September 2011, Plymouth hosted the America's Cup World Series for nine days.
The northern city of Bradford is located in the county of West Yorkshire and is surrounded by rugged moorland and rolling hills, all of which are just a short journey from the heart of the city. It is a must for cyclists and walkers alike with a wide range of trails and paths to explore and enjoy. For a more sedate pace why not spend your time taking in the culture and heritage which is spread across the whole city. There is the magnificent architecture of Little Germany and the explained in the many museums such as the Bradford Industrial Museum and the Brontë Parsonage. Bradford is home to over 200 Asian restaurants and is proud to be Britain's Curry Capital of Britain for the last three years. There are a number of award winning restaurants which serve authentic Asian cuisine. Bradford has two shopping areas the Kirkgate Centre and the Forster Square Retail Park near Forster Square railway station. Bradford also has some of the best Asian shops in the country, including Bombay Stores the UK's largest department store. Here you will find beautiful fabrics, complete wedding outfits, gleaming jewellery and dainty shoes.