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Devonport Royal Dockyard

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Address: DML Ltd., Plymouth PL1 4SG, England
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+44 1752 605665
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USD 369.95*
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Historic Plymouth luxury one day private guided tour from Devon
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USD 369.95*
and up
Historic Plymouth luxury one-day private guided tour from Cornwall

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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 out many things to me and of course was able to relive days gone by. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 7 December 2012
Telford, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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
Telford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 shipping

2 Thank sc0paz
Northampton, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
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, a decommisioned submarine from the Falklands era, was the best; we were escorted over to... More 

12 Thank katie48
Torpoint, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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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138 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Saltash, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

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

4 Thank Anthony W
Saltash, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
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 is a working dockyard. There are tours by boat on the river, which start from... More 

6 Thank wrighton53
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853 attraction reviews
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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 place is the reverse. Teetering on the cusp of closure. Very few ships. It is... More 

4 Thank Jannerbloke
Durham, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
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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