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Royal Citadel

Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
+44 7876 402728
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Very indepth tour

Never knew so much was hidden behind the walls of this magnificent place. Very good tour lasting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kyle C
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Limited Tours

We walked around it and passed it a number of times during the weekend, but tour available is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin W
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Built following the English Civil War, this was England's principal fortress featuring outstanding examples of 17th-century baroque architecture. Open for guided tours on Tuesdays at 2:30pm (May to September).
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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never knew so much was hidden behind the walls of this magnificent place. Very good tour lasting two hours mostly outdoors so weather dependent is a must. Lived in Plymouth my whole life never realised what the citadel had inside. Cash on entry but you...More

Thank Kyle C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked around it and passed it a number of times during the weekend, but tour available is limited and only on certain days.

Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just passing by in this amazing view especially on a sunny day. Some historic information along the way as well which is really worth knowing.

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Fabulous afternoon spent on a guided tour of this place. It is still active so you can't just wander about. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered questions really nicely.

Thank Melanie R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Until we visited the Tourist Office in Plymouth, we really did not know of the Royal Citadel or that tours were available. We had not booked but just turned up at the main gate 30 minutes before the tour was due to begin. Although the...More

Thank Ian Y
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Despite the poor weather out guide ensured we were all entertained and educated. The tour is 2 hours so was a little too much for our 6 year old but he did enjoy It. The building is so impressive on the inside and nothing like...More

Thank Dawn M
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I've been to Plymouth before and admired The Citadel from the outside; getting a tour inside with a very knowledgeable local guide was outstanding. As other reviewers have indicated you need to sign up online to reserve your spot, although one couple just showed up...More

Thank christinejamieson62
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

When visiting Plymouth a wander around the Citadel walls is a must. Bracing winds and great views leave little to desire. If you like an army boy or two to look at the Citadel has these in abundance (along with a collection of nice coffee...More

Thank YoungBoredAndBroke
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

Beware! Your only time inside is 10 minutes in the church, so go properly prepared for the weather conditions! We visited in particularly bad weather conditions, but I felt there was a lot more to learn about the beautiful church - one aspect of the...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We did not prepare our homework carefully enough - there is only one guided tour at half past 2 pm, if I am not wrong, and in any case you do not see much because it is an active military installation. Do not worry, there...More

Thank GiulioVeniVidi
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