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Parking in Plymouth?

Hello

I will be coming down to Plymouth from Glasgow on the 25 March - 4th April

I was thinking of driving my on little Mille Miglia.

The only problem is what do I do with the car once it is there. the guest house I will be staying in is a pay and display area and £2 a day will mount up.

I will be doing quite an intensive course so I will not really need the car much while I'm down there but if its out of site I would like to know that it is safe!

Is there such a place I could leave my car?

Sorry but I know nothing of Plymouth.

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You sure that is £2 a day? that is very cheap for Plymouth. Where is the guest house?

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They say a vistiors parking permit is £2

Here is the link. am I going to have to get the bloomin train

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There wont be anything else around that area. You will be right in plymouth itself. If you can get permit parking for £2 per day i would go with it personally

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Yeah but when you add the £140 of fuel it is looking like a waste of money.

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Re: Parking in Plymouth?

the difference is driving there in style, in your own time, at your own pace with your own music....

or on a cramped train that will probably be late listening to someones ipod in the background and being uncomfortable for the whole jurney

i know whick i would choose, if you can afford the petrol cost and parking then take the car
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the £2 would be cheaper than a NCP....and safer.....

if it is a dedicated car park that is owned by the hotel then i would go for it
 
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Agreed, £2 per day is cheap for Plymouth. But it's up to you to balance the costs between driving down or getting the train.
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As an alternative i can recommend a nice quiet, Alfa friendly cul-de-sac on the suburbs of Plymouth if you wanted to 'hide it away'

You would then have a 20 minute bus ride into town...

TBH Plymouth isn't that bad for car crime
 
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Cheers Guys. I have arranged for free parking inside the citadel. Its got fences, CCTV an a Commando regament so it should be quite safe while I stare down microscopes.
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Cheers Guys. I have arranged for free parking inside the citadel. Its got fences, CCTV an a Commando regament so it should be quite safe while I stare down microscopes.
Have fun Stu, Plymouth is a great place and has a load of things to do and see
 
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Have fun Stu, Plymouth is a great place and has a load of things to do and see
Indeed! Drakes shopping centre isn't too shabby, and the Aquariam thingy is pretty darn good too. Plymouth Hoe is worth a visit if the weather is good and you get the time
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Cheers guys. I'm going down for a pretty intensive course on Optical microscopy. its slightly under two weeks and will have classes from 9-7 there are 15 of us students and there will be about 30 experts in different shapes and sizes so I think my brain will be turned to mush pretty quickly!
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In that case, there are a fair few decent pubs about to destroy what is left!
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Ah so how did you mange that. You in the forces then? or you know someone who is and is sneaking you in? I work in the citadel myself so yea its definately safe. So guess ill be able to check out your car hehe.

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Its being held by the The Marine Biological Association. I just sent a polite email and I got a reply saying I could stay there.

I was told to leave my contact details with the staff incase you nosy commando's came wandering over!
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Its being held by the The Marine Biological Association. I just sent a polite email and I got a reply saying I could stay there.

I was told to leave my contact details with the staff incase you nosy commando's came wandering over!
Nosey Commando's lol. Im a civilian working for the Mod, although ill definately have a look if i spot it hehe.
 
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Nosey Commando's lol. Im a civilian working for the Mod, although ill definately have a look if i spot it hehe.
Don't mean to commit myself to anything but if I have the time we could meet and talk of all things Alfa.
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Re: Parking in Plymouth?

Last time I was at the Citadel there was a girl on the gate with a gun.

I don't think MoD were too impressed when I used that quip in an board interview. Having passed a TO board interview years ago I should have really done better.

It's probably safer inside the Citadel. Back in the 80s a Fulvia Coupe broke down on the main road past Seaton Barracks (Royal Marines) since now redeveloped as a business park. Thinking it could have been a bomb it was dealt with appropriately. 'Controlled Explosion' makes a change from dissolving in rust.
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Don't mean to commit myself to anything but if I have the time we could meet and talk of all things Alfa.
Yea sounds good if you get the time. Mine should be on the road by then lol.
 
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