Royal William Yard

Royal William Yard is a spectacular waterfront destination in Plymouth, packed with restaurants, businesses and unique apartments which are full of character. 

2013 saw the University's finance and sustainability directorate move to the yard's New Cooperage building, joining the fine art department who have called the historic waterfront site 'home' since 2008.

The ex-navy victualing yard continues to develop as a hotspot of culture at the heart of the local community.

Getting to Royal William Yard

By car: 

The Yard is based in the Stonehouse region of Plymouth at the end of Durnford Street. The yard covers 18 acres and has three postcodes; PL1 3QQ, PL1 3GD and PL1 3RP.

By bus from Plymouth City Centre:

  • Royal Parade stop A5
  • Plymouth Citybus service 34

Leaves Royal Parade Monday-Saturday on the hour and half past the hour till 18:30, then 19:25 and 20:25. Sundays its hourly 8:30–19:30.

By foot:

It takes about 30–35 mins to walk from the University of Plymouth.


Fine art studios are based at Royal William Yard, Plymouth.

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