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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Stand Up Paddle-boarding Breakfast Club

Wed 12th Dec

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Weekly Las Iguanas Quiz

Wed 12th Dec

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Ashtanga Yoga

Sat 15th Dec

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Our festive good food and craft market is in full swing. Pop down to the Melville building today to source locallly produced good food and drink. There is also a host of gifts on offer from many local makers and it’s the last day of @nativemakers in @ocean_studios today, great chance to grab some truly unique gifts and treats for yourselves. Our last festive market will be next Sunday 16th 10-15:00 in our winter home of the Melville building. #YardLife 📸Dom Moore
Our festive market returns for its second instalment tomorrow 10:00-15:00 in its new winter home of the Melville building. With lots of seasonal cheer and craft activities as stands helpers will be running letter writing to Santa in our festive workshop (located in the bottom left of our Melville building). @nativemakers emerging makers market also continues in @ocean_studios making it a great day out. #YardLife
What an amazing first day for the return of @nativemakers to @ocean_studios in #royalwilliamyard. Some great new traders and returning legends, if you missed today don’t forget they will all be back tomorrow along with our festive market in the Melville building. #YardLife
We are pleased to welcome a new pop-up gallery to the yard - @guardhousegallery. Specialising in art, sculpture, interiors and jewellery. Located in unit 2&3 of Guardhouse overlooking our lawn. From the team behind #EastStreetGallery in Ashburton. #YardLife
This Saturday and Sunday see’s the return of @nativemakers emerging makers and artisan craft market to #RoyalWilliamYard. Reported by @stylistmagazine as one of the UK’s coolest craft fairs. Come and make your own mind up this weekend! 10am-5pm @ocean_studios. Sunday also sees the return of our second Festive Market in our Melville building and surrounding area. #nativemakers #buylocal #etsyseller #emergingmakers
Competition time... Head over to our Facebook Page ‘RWY Royal William Yard’ to enter our competition to win the ultimate Christmas hamper, packed with an array of experiences, products and vouchers available at the Yard. The hamper features some of the best offerings from our resident businesses, including a luxurious treatment, cut & blow dry experience at @yokethesalon, worth £55; a £30 voucher to indulge at resident wine bar @levignoble; a beautiful handmade necklace and £30 gift voucher from high-end fashion retailer @identityfashion.online, as well as a selection of delicious goodies from @columnbakehouse. The winner will also be able to try stand-up paddleboarding, with a lesson for two people up for grabs, worth £60 from @south_west_sup! 
The lucky winner will be announced on 12th December.
Great to see such a diverse range of traders at today’s festive market. From Christmas sprout decorations, luxury candles, seaweed toiletries, local spirits, to festive favourites of mulled wine,  cheese and toasted marshmallows. @levignoble  @pinnacleicing @amelia_daniels_ @karenscakesdevon @visf0rveg @riseandgrindplymouth @the_marshmallowman
All the festive feels with the launch of our Christmas Good Food and Craft Markets. With letter writing to Santa in Santa’s workshop (ground floor of Melville on the right) come and check out how this space has been transformed with the support of @_loci_ and gingerbread decorating in @ocean_studios. Back again on 9th with even more traders with the return of @nativemakers and 16th December with special barbershop performance from #kingsmenchorus #YardLife
This Sunday see the start of our festive season with return of our festive good food and craft markets from 10:00-15:00 taking place on the 2nd, 9th and 16th December. Santa will also be joining us from 12:30pm arriving into our @royalwilliamyardmarina with the support of @plymouth_lifeboat. There will be letter writing to Santa in the ground floor of Melville and lots of festive cheer. #YardLife #christmasmarket #santa #fatherchristmas #whatsonplymouth