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Royal Citadel

Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
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Old Gun Found in the Falklands on Display

I've been to Plymouth before and admired The Citadel from the outside; getting a tour inside with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kingston, Canada
History with a view

When visiting Plymouth a wander around the Citadel walls is a must. Bracing winds and great views... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, 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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Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit, important historic site for Plymouth, English Heritage run a guided tour lasting a couple of hours, very informative. A working barracks for 29 Commando RA so access to some areas is limited.

Thank 129skibum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a tour on what turned out to be a rainy Tuesday afternoon. No-one else had booked on, so we had a private guide. The walk only lasted an hour and it was windy and rainy, as the route was fairly exposed. However, the...More

Thank cngj
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...More

Thank Michael F
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.

Thank Janet S
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...More

Thank PrestonGuild
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

Thank EML50
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