The Barbican is the name given to the North and West sides of Sutton Harbour, the original Harbour of Plymouth. The Historic Barbican is home to some of the oldest buildings in the city, as well as the mayflower steps from where the Pilgrims embarked upon The Mayflower for the final time in 1620. Now the hub for Plymouth’s nightlife and entertainment, live music, chic bars, independent cafes and restaurants. The Barbican has the largest concentration of cobbled streets in Britain and contains 100 listed buildings. In general, a highly sought-after part of Plymouth with properties for sale in the Barbican mainly consisting of modern waterside apartments, historic converted warehouse style apartments and a number of 60’s architectural flats. Buyers tend to be a mix of retirees looking for primary or secondary homes with water views and young professionals attracted by proximity to the city and night life. The area is a popular for rental homes, both of long term and holiday let tenures.
The postcode sectors included in the Barbican are PL1 2 and PL4 0. In these areas, there were 75 house sales during 2020, and the average sale price was £195262. Of these sales, 66% were leasehold flats. Sold prices have increased 24% over the period 2015 – 2021.
There are no schools in the Barbican.