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Royal Citadel

Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
+44 7876 402728
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Interesting with breathtaking views

Unfortunately, the Citadel closed the day we went, and it's worth noting that the opening times do... read more

Reviewed yesterday
IndyandDinker
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Cound not enter, but the site is really worth the small climb

There are limited days and time of visit, it's a military site now as well, but the walk along the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
aa27
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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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).
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Royal Citadel Madeira Road | Plymouth, Plymouth PL1 2PD, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Unfortunately, the Citadel closed the day we went, and it's worth noting that the opening times do seem to fluctuate from the official times. It's worth preparing an alternative just in case it is closed when you go. The building is very impressive though and...More

Thank IndyandDinker
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are limited days and time of visit, it's a military site now as well, but the walk along the port to reach it, including the short climb, all around it, is worth, for the view. The whole port is really full of historical sites,...More

Thank aa27
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Never knew so much was hidden behind the walls of this magnificent place. Very good tour lasting two hours mostly outdoors so weather dependent is a must. Lived in Plymouth my whole life never realised what the citadel had inside. Cash on entry but you...More

2  Thank Kyle C
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

We walked around it and passed it a number of times during the weekend, but tour available is limited and only on certain days.

1  Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Just passing by in this amazing view especially on a sunny day. Some historic information along the way as well which is really worth knowing.

1  Thank sjp1366
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

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.

1  Thank Melanie R
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

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

1  Thank Ian Y
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Reviewed 3 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

1  Thank Dawn M
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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
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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
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