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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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Royal Citadel Madeira Road, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
The Royal Citadel dominates the eastern end of Plymouth Hoe, and overlooks Plymouth Sound.
It was built in the 1660s after a design by Sir Bernard de Gomme, and incorporates an earlier fort that was built at the time of Sir Francis Drake.
A great tour and a reason able £6, (£5 if your members of English Heritage).
Allow about two hours for the tour, lots of info, lots of history and some great views of the harbour.
Richard our guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable and having the...More
First rate all the way. Really great tour, fantastic guide the two hours just flew by. If you are into history especially military history this tour is for you. The Charles II citadel is a masterpiece of engineering and as a bonus you get fantastic...More
Knowing that we were travelling to Plymouth, I searched some things to do. This came up. You are able to book the tour of the property via English Heritage ( Yapsody website). The tour is advertised as 2 hours long, and we managed it in...More
Unfortunately, the Citadel closed the day we went, and it's worth noting that the opening times do seem to fluctuate from the official times. It's worth preparing an alternative just in case it is closed when you go. The building is very impressive though and...More
There are limited days and time of visit, it's a military site now as well, but the walk along the port to reach it, including the short climb, all around it, is worth, for the view. The whole port is really full of historical sites,...More
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