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Turnchapel is a small and historic town – now part of the extended suburbs of Plymouth.

As the crow flies Turnchapel is very close to the centre of Plymouth – just across the mouth of the River Plym, but to actually drive to Turnchapel from Plymouth can unfortunately be a tortuous and lengthy journey.

In the past the Navy have had a strong presence in the area and although they’ve left now water and boats are still important to Turnchapel.

Getting to Turnchapel

The old railway to Turnchapel closed many years ago but there is a good bus service from the centre of Plymouth that runs via Plymstock.

If you are driving to Turnchapel then my advice is to park at the top of the hill and walk down into the town. The streets are extremely narrow and twisty and once you’re actually in Turnchapel parking spaces are almost non-existent. Even turning a car round can be tricky – and I speak from prior experience.

There is a ferry across the harbour from Plymouth to nearby Mount Batten.

Turnchapel Pubs

Clovelly Bay Inn

Clovelly Bay Inn - full review

Boringdon Road, Turnchapel, Plymouth, Devon PL9 9TB
Tel: 01752 402765
Welcoming and deceptively spacious pub in the cramped streets of Turnchapel across the water from Plymouth. The pub's bright yellow exterior implies a tiny pub, but once inside you realise the pub is much larger - opening up into three ... Read full review of Clovelly Bay Inn

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

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