Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've heard from residents, visitors and rumours that Plymouth has a lot of probelms with burly sailors and fighting.

    I'm not sure how much to worry about this, I'm not the kind of person that attracts that behaviour anyway, but was wondering if anyone had more details.. tips.. places to avoid etc.?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I don't go to Uni there but visit mates down there regularly...

    Union Street is the only area to avoid, where most of the sailors / marines hang out, fair few brawls there, especially on a saturday night.

    Most of the 'studenty' clubs / bars are further up from there though so you won't really be near any of it.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Haha, I've never heard anything like that and I live 30 mins away from it, in fact I'm up there quite often. Like the above person said, it's only really Union Street that has a bad reputation and that's not where you'd go if you were a student. Plymouth's quite nice on the whole, especially the area around the University and Drake's Circus. The only bad thing is it's full of chavs, but they're mostly ok :p:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    You're worried about crime in Cornwall? Watch out for the flying scones..
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Plymouths fine, definitely no worse than anywhere else, I've never seen any burly sailors fighting :nope: lolz

    Obviously there's trouble sometimes like in any city but nothing to really worry about.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Burly sailors? BRILLIANT :awesome:
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    This used to be the case when the naval base was very active, but it's not like that any more. I haven't seen many fights since being there. The area around c103 can be a bit dodgy, but it's not that bad. Same as any major city.
    Offline

    9
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by biffyclyro27)
    This used to be the case when the naval base was very active, but it's not like that any more. I haven't seen many fights since being there. The area around c103 can be a bit dodgy, but it's not that bad. Same as any major city.
    Lol, im barred from c103 :awesome:

    Im biased cus i live in plymouth, but i really do hate it!
    Its got alot to offer as a city, but the people are complete tossers. Avoid the west side of the city - devonport, keyham, west park, ernesettle, swilly, and stonehouse. That dude that made a scare in exeter about a bomb in a nearby cafe, he lived in stonehouse. Avoid!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I was only reading today on the news website about the brawls outside Jumping Jacks.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Plymouth is rough, luckily all the student accomidation isn't in the bad areas which have allready been named, Alexandra works (unite) is near lipson/mount gould/efford but there is never usually any trouble because it's on a main road. Most of the trouble is around union street but most students find they don't go there much and prefer mutley plain/north hill or some bars in the city centre.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    You're gonna get violence wherever you go. Plymouth has a lot to offer, and I'm looking forward to it Hope you do too.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Antwerpen)
    Plymouth is rough,
    You must be joking.

    Perhaps overrun with "chavs" but rough it is not.

    Union street's "bad rep" has stuck with it since the 60's, then it was rough. Now, it is not.

    Have no delusions about it. I'm straight from London, whether that has any reason to why I feel safe walking the streets of Plymouth at night, I don't know.

    Like any city you go to, trouble can happen, but the likelihood of your evening being ruined by some "burly sailor" is close to none. And actually most drunken problems are caused by drunk students anyhow.

    Don't go searching for fights, and they won't find you.

    Plymouth is safe, end of.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Did my first year at plymouth last year and theres nothin to worry about, even union street is safe enough, im from cardiff and never expect any trouble in plymouth, unless your looking for it.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Never fear Plymouth dwellers! With me in the city, crime doesn't stand a chance. I got some nice tight clothes to scare off them crims!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hey I live in Plymouth! As people are saying above, Union Street used to have a bad reputation due to sailors etc coming in alot and the naval base being active, but now it just attracts some more chavier types - it is just the rougher clubbing side of the city. Oceana is in a leisure park just outside of the city centre, on the other side of the city centre to union street, and is a safe area with restaurants, the cinema and a gym in the same complex. The studenty area and the city centre are very safe, the very rare fights I have witnessed have had bouncers immediately on the case and police there within seconds - but as I said this is rare.
    The North Hill student area I went to school on the same road and have had many nights out there - its very safe and has a very friendly feel.

    Plymouth is the same as any other city - some clubs are bound to attract the drunks, more aggressive types, but avoid Union Street and you'll be absolutely fine It is a poorer city - but it is friendly and the student night out areas have a real community feel about them Dont worry about it!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    SAILORS? MARINES?

    looks like plymouth is going to even better than i imagined haha
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Plymouths fairly safe, sometimes their is trouble like anywhere, to be honest i've seen more trouble happen in the day than at night with wired young and old chavs lol.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Adrian1983)
    Plymouths fairly safe, sometimes their is trouble like anywhere, to be honest i've seen more trouble happen in the day than at night with wired young and old chavs lol.
    Yeah thats true. Haha, when I was in Plymouth last week I seen a couple of old boys (like, over 70ish) dressed up in trackies swaggering down the street.
    :ahee:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    plymouths fine. especially round uni... i walk home to mutley alone all the time and never see trouble.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    If you are looking for safe places to go in Plymouth - the city has a city safe scheme. For more info, go to: http://www.plymouthcitysafe.co.uk/
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    Brussels sprouts
    Plymouth University resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.