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Guns Pointing Seaward

Mount Batten was built during the Commonwealth period as a result of the First Anglo-Dutch War. It... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
David B
Rayong, Thailand

Nice piece of history around it and additonally has nice views! It has easy access from Plymouth... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

Mount Batten was built during the Commonwealth period as a result of the First Anglo-Dutch War. It provided protection for Cattewater, the area where the Plym River flows into Plymouth Sound, but was soon superseded by the Royal Citadel which was constructed upon Plymouth Hoe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This RAF memorial is on the Mount Batten Peninsula,easily reached by the MountBatten Ferry from The Barbican, £1.50 each way. It is worth climbing the steepish steps from the pier end or there is a more gentle approach from the beach car pRk on Lawrence...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Nice piece of history around it and additonally has nice views! It has easy access from Plymouth with the ferry and it's also right next to a shingle beach, quite nice for a casual trip out! Although if I was to choose I would pick...More

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank UK_Explorerz
Reviewed 2 October 2015

The location of the tower gives you 360 degree vistas of Plymouth Sound, Plymouth and Dartmoor. Mountbatten can be accessed from the Barbican by taxi ferry or by the number 2A bus from the City Centre at Royal Parade. I don't think it is possible...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank RSH49
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Although you can not get access into the tower it is worth going across to see this from Plymouth it does not take long on the Mount Batten Ferry, and the tower itself is great to look round as are the views back across the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Maybe a handful of people have been inside. A few more know that it was a defensive point protecting the mouth of the Cattewater. It always looks uncared for and dilapidated. The staircase visible from the Hoe/Barbican looks completely out of keeping. There is almost...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Hilly J
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

Other than a rather neglected looking plaque on site you'll struggle to find out much about this. Have a proper look online and you'll find enough information to satisfy your curiosity but it could do with bit more use by the local authority.

Date of experience: June 2015
3  Thank Hugh B
Reviewed 4 October 2012

Why travel by car when you can travel by boat. The parking in Plymouth is very costly so park for free at mount Batten and sail across. Fantastic :>)

Date of experience: September 2012
8  Thank ShelleyBritton
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Plymouth people aren't told much about this very prominent limestone drum shaped building on the small outcrop at Mountbatten overlooking Jennicliff Bay and the Cattewater. I always believed it to be another Restoration fortification offering a gun emplacement to protect Sutton Harbour and the mouth...More

Date of experience: August 2011
5  Thank Crow M
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