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Royal Citadel

Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Michael F
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Princetown, United Kingdom
Lovely views

Well worth a visit to take in all our heritage. Some amazing views. If you can walk around here... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2016
Janet S
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Greater 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 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
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...More

Thank Badgersbum
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Topkoppite
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!

Thank Startrooper_8
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...More

Thank elverman
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.

Thank Ghost4287
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...More

Thank Ann S
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