Relax & Play

You can’t help but fall in love with the Yard, but it’s what’s going on that brings the place alive - Yard Life is that rich tapestry! You can get fit, chill out, try water sports, shop for great produce or watch a great film.  All this with the ever changing backdrop of the Sea - it can be fast or slow, it’s all Yard Life.

Health & well being

There's no better way to rejuvenate, re-energise and get inspired than exploring the Yard and what we have to offer.

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Try stand-up paddleboarding

Explore the coastline by renting a paddleboard from Firestone Arches or book in for an guided excursion from day to night.

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Walk the coast path

​Take a stroll along the famous South West Coast Path and descend the stunning steps from Devil's Point into the Yard.

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Swim in the tidal pool

Take a dip in the tidal swimming pool at Firestone Bay, accessible from The Yard, and swim surrounded by spectacular views of Plymouth Sound.

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Charter a sailing boat

Working with Cremyll Keel Boats, Royal William Yard offers you the unique experience of chartering your own classic sailing boat for corporate or private use.

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History tours

Royal William Yard is steeped in history. There is a different story to be told around every corner you turn.

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Culture and Exhibitions

Throughout the year we have cultural performances at Royal William Yard from Invisible Circus’ street entertainers, wall dancers, Barbican Theatres ‘Bard in the Yard’ and Plymouth Art Centre's Open Air Cinema and more.

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The Squiggly Wiggly Giant Squid

Sun 6th May - Sun 30th Sep

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Seco Weekly Quiz

Mon 24th Sep

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Soirée Gastronomique

Tue 25th Sep

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Great #fashion show from our resident Yard #fashiondesigner and #independantretailer @identityfashion.online in our grade I listed Mills Bakery. Supported by @yokethesalon and @levignoble #fashionweek #yardlife
We are looking forward to @plymuni #graduationweek next week in Plymouth. Come together and celebrate with family and friends at one of our many restaurants. All offering great deals on #celebration tipples and a wide selection of menu’s to cater for all tastes from Japanese to Italian to French. #YardLife
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We have a jam packed week of events. First we welcome back @plymouthartscentre for our Open Air Cinema Thursday to Saturday (check out our Facebook page for a chance to win tickets to the sold out Mamma Mia 2 screening). Then head out on the open seas on Saturday with @plymboattrips for a day of fishing before returning to @royalwilliamyardmarina where you can cook your catch with wine pairing from @levignoble. Then finish the week off in style on Sunday with @identityfashion.online charity fashion show, supported by Yard salon @yokethesalon. #YardLife #BusinessCommunity
Happy Friday.... grab a take away #pizza from @wildwoodrestaurants, explore #royalwilliamyard and head down to Firestone Bay for some #acoustic tunes with @calvthomas from 6pm with beer and cider from @bulletproofbrew #FundayFriday #Yardlife #YardSessions
Yard Sessions returns this Friday night down at Firestone Bay with Calvin Thomas. Calvin's influences range throughout many genres including Folk, Blues and Punk but maintains a universal audience for all musical backgrounds.

Come down to the Firestone Arch this Friday from 18:00 and check out the awesome Calvin Thomas while enjoying a delicious beer from @bulletproofbrew and Club night from @south_west_sup  #YardSessions #YardLife
A very warm welcome to @makeat140 who have found a lovely new home in @ocean_studios at #royalwilliamyard. Offering pop up shops and workshops. Follow them to find out more and see what you can #make for yourself. #YardLife #Retail #Makers #haberdashery #crafts #textiles #fashion #interiors
We had a great weekend with our market extravaganza on both Saturday and Sunday, plenty of artisan treats from saffron chicken wraps to delicious @doughnut_addiction  doughnuts, fresh bread to home made @karenscakesdevon. Here are some snaps from @graceroach #GoodFoodMarket
What a wonderful weekend full of wonderfull entertainment from @invisible.circus and @yskynnaaa. From knife throwers to wall dancers, hula dancers to tight rope walking. Here are some pictures capturing the action by @graceroach #weekendofwonders
A great first day for our #WeekendOfWonders. Back again tomorrow from 10am with the return of our monthly  Good Food & Craft #Market and incredible street performances from 11am. #YardLife #Tightrope #KnifeJuggling #HoopDancers #AerialWallDance