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Devonport Royal Dockyard

DML Ltd., Plymouth PL1 4SG, England
+44 1752 605665
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Europes premier Naval Base

This is the home of half the Fleet of the UK and also has a great and little knowm museum on site... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2013
steve j
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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I went with my partner who having served in the Navy was able to tell me all about it. He pointed... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2012
sc0paz
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Telford, United Kingdom
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15 Mar 2017
“Nice ships”
30 Oct 2015
“Great if you get a chance”
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DML Ltd., Plymouth PL1 4SG, England
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

This is the home of half the Fleet of the UK and also has a great and little knowm museum on site which is available for pre-booking. Worth a visit if you get the chance,

8  Thank steve j
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

I went with my partner who having served in the Navy was able to tell me all about it. He pointed out many things to me and of course was able to relive days gone by. Well worth visiting if your into Naval history and...More

2  Thank sc0paz
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

We wanted to do this last time we were in Plymouth, but the tour needs to be booked ahead, and names and car numbers supplied to the Navy. We remembered this time, and it was well worth the effort. The morning tour of HMS Courageous,...More

12  Thank katie48
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

until Thatcher decided that Royal Dockyards were not needed this was a very busy working yard, now it is a shaddow of itself hoping that tourists will see some of the more historic elements that have not been sold foe development

3  Thank jonsey_9
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Been inside the dockyard many times and many years ago. Plenty boat trips available up the sound although disappointingly, not many war ships at the base now. Still a good trip though

4  Thank turnkeyMidlands
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

The Dockyard has a far greater potential than Portsmouth currently demonstartes but no one has taken up the challenge. What id there is excellent but !!!!

5  Thank WookiePlymouth
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

History and power! Royal Naval support at the largest naval dockyard in Europe.

4  Thank Anthony W
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Reviewed 29 March 2012

As the navy gets smaller, so does the dock yard. there are lots of empty spaces where ships used to dock. There is also a great deal of history within the dockyard, but lots of it is still not open to the public as it...More

6  Thank wrighton53
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Reviewed 12 February 2011

As a local I remember being taken around the naval base on Navy Days in the late 1950s. It was packed with ships some parked two even three deep. Tens of thousands of visitors, very large numbers of sailors and lots of activity. Now the...More

5  Thank Jannerbloke
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Reviewed 28 August 2010

One hour boat cruises leave from Sutton Harbour near the Mayflower Steps and cost £6. A number of itineraries are available. It includes a running commentary and you get an interesting view of the frigates etc. in the naval dockyard.

8  Thank Colin055
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Jim J F
Did my apprenticeship there, 1962-68; a very stressful and unpleasant experience. In winter would arrive and leave in darkness, often cooped up in a workshop most of the day. Work was a love/hate relationship and too many of the employees were lazy and indifferent, or plain incompetent. Plymouth has an inferiority complex, IMO. Civic pride is lacking due to its relative isolation and unfortunate geography, locked between Dartmoor, the Channel and River Tamar- all restrictions to access and transport. For instance, the rail trip from Exeter only 40 miles away takes about an hour... Must be the largest UK city without an airport, just appalling. Decades of bad governance under ultra-conservative administrations hasn't done much to promote its history- which is more imposing than that of Portsmouth but far less understood or appreciated. I emigrated for a better future for my kids, only regret being I didn't do it sooner.
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Colin H Technically, Plymouth has an airport- or actually USED to have an airport, which has been closed for 6 years at least-- I flew in and out several times when working in Norway- no jets, only turboprops, slow & noisy... More
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