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.

View More

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.

View More

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.

View More

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.

View More

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.

View More

History tours

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

View More

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.

View More

Weekly Steak Soirée every Wednesday at Bistrot Pierre

Wed 19th Jun

View More

Printmaking

Wed 19th Jun

View More

Stand Up Paddle-boarding Breakfast Club

Wed 19th Jun

View More
@bistrotpierre have launched their new summer menu now available at #BistrotPierre in #royalwilliamyard. From new small plates menu offering a lovely grazing option to enjoy this summer to new dishes including halloumi super salad, salmon niçoise, tomato and goats cheese tart, roasted chicken and top it off with an English classic- Eton Mess. The new small plates menu can be enjoyed on the terrace whilst taking in all the action watching #wimbledon live on our big screen on the lawn from 1st July. #YardLife
All set for the ultimate Open Air Cinema experience, from the 12th – 14th September the Yard will play host to @plymartscinema big weekend. Opening night on Thursday 12th September welcomes one of the years' biggest blockbusters, #CaptainMarvel. The perfect way to celebrate Friday 13th, the second screening will have audience members donning their favourite fishnets and dancing the Time Warp to The #RockyHorrorPictureShow. Saturday 14th sees in a fitting finale with the screening of #BohemianRhapsody, a chance to celebrate the brilliance of #FreddieMercury and #Queen.
Tickets cost £9 when you bring along your own chair, alternatively VIP tickets are also available for £18.50 and include a chair and blanket in the VIP area, a packet of Portlebay popcorn and the choice of a glass of Prosecco, a Summerskills Ale or a Luscombe’s soft drink. For more information, FAQs and booking links visit Plymouth Arts Cinema’s website. #openaircinema #secretcinema #cinema #cinemaexperience
We are still savouring all the new delights from @wagamama_uk this summer. From their #veganegg avant gard’n dish and #vegan matcha layer cake to a refreshed classic in nuoc cham tuna. All available at @wagamama_uk in our beautiful Brewhouse building overlooking the marina and Plymouth Sound at #royalwilliamyard #wagamamas #summermenu #vegandelights
This summer, tennis fans are invited take to the green at #RoyalWilliamYard to catch the #Wimbledon action live on the city’s only #bigscreen. Running from the 1st – 14th July, the Yard’s lawn will play host to all the action screened live, pull up a #deckchair and enjoy plenty of Pimm’s and lashings of #strawberriesandcream throughout the tournament. Visitors can enjoy summer spritzers cocktails at @bistrotpierre whilst enjoying their new small plates menu on the benches on the lawn. @levignoble, will offer plentiful portions of strawberries and cream, paired with Pimm’s or English sparkling wine. 
For those keen to get into the swing of things, @nuffieldhealthdevonshire racquet coaches will be providing free tennis lessons on the lawn on the 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th July from 9am – 5pm. Alongside a range of pop up activities and free face painting, visitors can expect plenty of summer fun! #GameSetandMatch @visitplymouth @whats.on_plymouth @visitdevon
We were very pleased to celebrate the topping out of our Melville building yesterday with partners @royalwilliamyd. A key milestone in bringing this iconic building back to life to provide a new home to restaurants, retailers and office workspaces overlooking our beautiful @royalwilliamyardmarina. Opportunities available from 300-90,000 sq ft. Contact our @weareurbansplash team on space@urbansplash.co.uk to find out how to join our bustling community. #WorkHere #urbansplash
We have a host of special treats available at Royal William Yard this Father’s Day. From wild boar burgers @wildwood_plymouth, Sunday roast at @bistrotpierre, pizza specials from @love_prezzo, steak bulgogi @wagamama_uk and ice cold Brahmas at @lasiguanasplymouth. If that’s not enough @secolounge have an open mic night this Sunday evening from 7pm. #YardLife #fathersday #dadlife #familytime
Happy world oceans day from Royal William Yard. We love this picture of the sea that surrounds our peninsula at #royalwilliamyard shared by our neighbours at @mayflower.marina overlooking @royalwilliamyardmarina #worldoceansday
Look who’s back... Royal William Yard's infamous Squiggly Wiggly Giant Squid is back after some much needed TLC and having been granted permission to stay! We are delighted that the Squid is taking pride of place on our lawn - and that the Yard’s first acoustic art installation by @moradavaga is ready once again to entertain families and visitors. This is a Flashback Friday picture to when our squid was enjoying the sun which we hope also makes a welcome return. #YardLife #SquidLife 🦑
Great news, Yard Sessions with Ross Kelly is still taking place this evening, we are moving into Slaughterhouse. Located on the right as you enter Royal William Yard, just behind Wildwood restaurant. Join us from 5-8:30pm. Come down for some craft beer from @steelbrewco, delicious food from SUP Grub, brilliant wine from @levignoble and good vibes from @south_west_sup .#YardSessions #YardLife