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Royal Citadel

Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
+44 7876 402728
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Well worth the booking

Fabulous afternoon spent on a guided tour of this place. It is still active so you can't just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melanie R
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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
'Must visit' place - with fantastic guide

Until we visited the Tourist Office in Plymouth, we really did not know of the Royal Citadel or... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian Y
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Chelmsford, 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).
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good45%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“military base” (4 reviews)
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Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous afternoon spent on a guided tour of this place. It is still active so you can't just wander about. Our guide was knowledgeable and answered questions really nicely.

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Until we visited the Tourist Office in Plymouth, we really did not know of the Royal Citadel or that tours were available. We had not booked but just turned up at the main gate 30 minutes before the tour was due to begin. Although the...More

Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Despite the poor weather out guide ensured we were all entertained and educated. The tour is 2 hours so was a little too much for our 6 year old but he did enjoy It. The building is so impressive on the inside and nothing like...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

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 17 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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

1  Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

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 6 July 2017

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 2 July 2017

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
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