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Address: Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
Phone Number:
07876402728
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 14:30 - 16:30
Thu 14:30 - 16:30
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Built following the English Civil War, this was England's principal...

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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Fabulous Views fron the Ramparts

My wife and I took my brother and sister-in-law to view the Royal Citadel. We arranged the tour with Janice Bailey who is a Blue Badge Tour Guide. She is extremely knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Michael F
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Princetown, United Kingdom

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Princetown, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and I took my brother and sister-in-law to view the Royal Citadel. We arranged the tour with Janice Bailey who is a Blue Badge Tour Guide. She is extremely knowledgable about the the Citadel and the history of Plymouth and she brought the whole experience of the visit to life. The Royal Citadel is home to 29 Commando... More 

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Thank Michael F
Greater London, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Well worth a visit to take in all our heritage. Some amazing views. If you can walk around here with a local who knows the local knowledge all the better.

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Thank Janet S
United Kingdom
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1,682 reviews
1,153 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,123 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

You will come across the Royal Citadel as you walk along the Plymouth Hoe. Built in the 1660s as a fortress to defend Plymouth. It is still an active military base. The walls of the Citadel are impressive and has been regularly strengthened and extended over the centuries.

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Thank PrestonGuild
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Massive fortification protecting the city from the sea and approaches. Lots of history. Still and active base but with beautiful lawns stretching high above the city and harbour

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Thank EML50
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Day b4 yesterday we decided to visit the Citadel in Plymouth, an amazing building Built in the time of Charles II, had more guns facing the city than the sea. You can only visit on certain days Tuesday PM Thursday PM or Sunday PM and there are strict rules about movement whilst in the Citadel and the taking of pictures.... More 

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Solihull, UK
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691 reviews
208 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 549 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited for the National Firework Championships. The fireworks started at 2130 and we arrived around 1800 hours and found some already taking up strategic vantage points. One of those we noted was the slope leading up to the wall of the Citadel and we decided to try. We found a space at the top of the slope on a... More 

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Planet Zorb
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Escorted on a two hour visit and given the history of this amazing place by a very knowledgeable volunteer! For £5 only too! Great views of Plymouth sound and Smeaton Tower! Cannons galore too!

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Gloucester
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238 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Well worth the £4 for English Heritage members (£5 for non members). Tours start from outside the main entrance where you are given an insight into the history of the Citadel. Blue Badge guide takes you on a tour of the ramparts and chapel whilst providing a wealth of information about the citadel and Plymouth itself. Understand this is a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Has great fireworks to music every year for bonfire night. Only downside is the amount of people that go and the food place/ rides costs alot.

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

A very good tour with historical details of the Royal Citadel and Plymouth Hoe and Sound. A different aspect of looking at Plymouth Hoe and surrounding area. Wonderful on a sunny day! Only open 3 days a week and advisable to book. Tours run by English Heritage.

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