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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Le Vignoble – 31 Days of German Riesling

Mon 1st Jul - Wed 31st Jul

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Ashtanga Yoga

Sun 21st Jul

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Seco Weekly Quiz

Mon 22nd Jul

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Enjoy the long summer days by exploring our beautiful headland swimming with @aceswimming1 or take a dip in our tidal pool. If you want to explore further try a stand up paddleboard lesson with @south_west_sup or hop on a ferry from our @royalwilliamyardmarina with @plymboattrips to see our breathtaking coastline. If that all sounds too much simply relax and watch the world go by and enjoy what we call #YardLife
Have you spotted our newest residents, our three #ElmerElephants as part of the @elmerplymouth trail from @stlukesplymouth across #Plymouth until 16th September. Download the app from and explore all 40 hidden across Plymouth. Thank you to artists Dave Smith, Lee Jackson and Mik Richardson who brought our elephants to life. Don’t forget it’s not just elephants who have visited us. Our Squiggly Wiggly Giant Squid is still taking pride of place on our lawn with our very own sea creature trail taking place within the Yard. 🐘🦑🐘🦑🐘
Catch the latest tennis action from the Yard this weekend! 🎾

Pull up a deck chair and discover the full thrill of Wimbledon live on the big screen. With plenty of summer refreshments and tennis-themed activities, it’s set to be a fun-filled experience that the whole family can enjoy.
#GameSetMatch #YardLife
With sensational sunshine and the buzz of Wimbledon on the big screen, it’s the perfect day to celebrate the range of vibrant businesses and people that make up the Yard’s work community. Today our Yard Tenant BBQ is an opportunity for the whole team, resident businesses and staff to mingle, enjoy the summer atmosphere and embrace Yard Life. 
Offering much more than just a space, the Yard and its team provide opportunity for creativity, exchange, a work-life balance and a community feel - a place where businesses can proudly say ‘this is where I work'.
#YardLife #WorkHere
Swipe across to see the simple fresh ingredients that go into the @wagamama_uk cod mokutan summer bowl. Available now as part of the summer menu at #Wagamamas #Plymouth.
Look who’s arrived. Our trio of @elmerplymouth elephants. Pop down to our market today and see if you can spot all three #elmerelephants around #royalwilliamyard and continue the trail around Plymouth until 16th September.  Thank you @stlukesplymouth for choosing our beautiful location to be part of such a great campaign and cause. Download your trail guide from tomorrow at
We have a jam packed weekend of events here at #royalwilliamyard and the glorious weather looks set to continue. Take a stroll down or hop on a @plymboattrips ferry or bus and join us. Starting with #YardSeasions this evening from 5pm with @russellsinclair, Wimbledon on the lawn continues with racket coaches from @nuffieldhealthdevonshire teaching tennis this weekend, @oceanmarkets artist and makers market this weekend in @ocean_studios, the return of our RWY Good Food & Craft Market on Sunday 10-3pm and the Drakes Island Swim and SUP with @south_west_sup. All against the backdrop of a variety of restaurants and bars offering outside seating to truly make this most of summer. #YardLife
All set for today’s Wimbledon action from 10am. Come and enjoy tennis in the glorious sunshine at Royal William Yard
Join us for all the #Wimbledon action on our lawn with the welcome return of our Big Screen and Giant Deck Chair. Enjoy light bites on the benches outside @bistrotpierre from their new small plates menu, English sparking wine and local strawberries at @levignoble and court side refreshments from pop up @trailer_maid who are a regular trader at our monthly good food market. #GameSetMatch #YardLife