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about Plymouth Hoe
The word "Hoe" being derived from old English and appropriately meaning "high ground".
Plymouth Hoe is an outdoor public space and live events venue located on the historic waterfront of Plymouth. The Hoe is an obvious focal point for the city, with its spectacular backdrop of Plymouth Sound, one of the world's great natural harbours. No doubt you will know it for Sir Francis Drake's legendary game of bowls before leaving to defeat the Spanish Armada. You can’t miss Smeaton's Tower, which has become one of the South West's most well-known landmarks, originally built on the Eddystone reef in 1759.
Although the Hoe is busy during Armed Force Day, with all the military displays and entertainment, the nearby Sensory Garden does offer a quiet space.
Please bring your own re-usable cups to Armed Force Day as these can be used at the refreshment stalls. Plus there will be a water station on site, where you can fill your water bottles up. You can also purchase a special Britain’s Ocean City cup for just £1, with your first purchase from the Catering stalls, which can be refilled.