Plymouth is situated on the mouth of the River Plym.
Together with the River Tamar to the west, this water course, separates Devon from Cornwall.
The harbour and estuary is one of the world’s best natural harbours.
The town dates back to the bronze age and in Roman times it was a trading village at the westerly edge of the Roman empire.
The original town known as Sutton, at the turn of the 20th century was amalgamated with other towns close by into the city of Plymouth.
The town has a long naval history dating back over many centuries.