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“A pleasant sanctuary beside a sprawling suburb.”

Radford Park and Arboretum
Ranked #51 of 187 things to do in Plymouth
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

The crafted comments of the last contributor may all be true. Our experience is of a well kept peaceful space with a hint of the remnant of the gracious parkland and now demolished mansion that was here until Estate Duties and general decline wiped out this patrician corner. Good for a walk and other outdoor pastimes. Particularly attractive this autumn as the leaves change colours. Make sure that your car is secure before you leave it.

13  Thank Terry C
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Reviewed 21 July 2012

Great place just to walk. De-stress after busy days or just to lighten up. One word of warning. E R suggests bags of crusts for ducks and swans but of course we should all know of the dangers of feeding wild or any birds with white processed bread.

16  Thank Cr0wM
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

Came to lunch with friends nearby and walked it off around this interesting park we didn't know existed. Agree with the two previous reviews. With the fresh green leaves of the new season and a perfect high tide together with the sea birds and others on the lake this was an excellent place to wander. Not too busy on a Sunday either. Free.

15  Thank DougalM_12
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

A green oasis in the the suburbs of Plymouth nestled and surrounded by Hooe, Oreston and Plymstock, The area is steeped in an interesting history worth the trouble to find out more.The lake is a haven for wildlife. The tidal estuary on occasions has hoasted seals, even on the hottest days there is a cool breeze. The resident ducks and swans always ready for a free bag of crusts.

23  Thank E R
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

Not that well known unless you live close by, this area was formerly part of the park to rambling Tudor Radford House, for centuries home of the Harris family who had a series of historical connections including some big Elizabethan names. Demolished just before WWII the remains of the park are now council owned and open to the public. In the early seventies a swathe of the northern parkland was set out as an arboretum. There are also good walks beside a largish enclosed area of fresh water beside the tidal inlet off the Plymouth estuary. All round not a bad place to walk.

10  Thank Jannerbloke
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