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Devonport Royal Dockyard

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Address: DML Ltd., Plymouth PL1 4SG, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 605665
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US$330.33*
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Historic Plymouth luxury one day private guided tour from Devon
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Historic Plymouth luxury one-day private guided tour from Cornwall

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a boat to spain

These docks must have been amazing in their day, firstly the docks buildings although they are now used for other things, with a little imagination you can see the officers going... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2015
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Escucha, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

As an active naval base you can't just expect to rock up and walk around. The yard does host a lot of external events though, if you get the chance take it! The place is full of history and the ships/subs are interesting to see

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Great Yarmouth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

If you are in Plymouth visit the Naval Heritage Museum. We had a wonderful guided tour with a retired naval architect who was a mine of information. I could have stayed all day there was so much to see. I understand this museum is currently unfunded, is run entirely by volunteers and has many exhibits that cannot be displayed due... More 

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Escucha, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

These docks must have been amazing in their day, firstly the docks buildings although they are now used for other things, with a little imagination you can see the officers going into the buildings and getting their manifest sorted out. Then lookout to the water, the day we were there there was only a few boats in the dock, boat... More 

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Ashton Under Lyne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

Superb, unreliable taxi companies, let down by three companies after pre booking the night before. Mariners Guest House totally amazeballs the best place to stay

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

I have visited the dockyard many times when i have come down to plymouth you can get a boat trip from the barbican it is very interesting and you can see the war ships in dock and at time you will see the sub on the boat you have a guid twho will tell you all about the history about... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Good modernisation and reuse of dockyard buildings of impressive architectural style. Handy walk to Cremyll Ferry for Edgecombe estate. Some buildings re-used as modes gallery and huge restaurant with licence, and alfresco. All spotlessly clean Ferry Point for cross harbour ferry to Plymouth Barbican.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2013

So far as we can tell the only visiting within Devonport Naval Base is on Navy Days and occasional pre planned escorted visits to a few sites within Drake and the dockyard. Devonport is apparently bigger and more active than Portsmouth but has none of the preserved famous iconic ships like Victory and Warrior and no constantly open buildings or... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2013

Unlike most I have had the privilege to wander around this historic area mostly in days gone by when I refitted government craft. The buildings are spectacular, the place oozes history, and thoughts of far flung adventures. If you get the chance take a Tamar cruise and if you are lucky the will be a selection of hardware in port.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

I was the fourth generation to work there. My father born, 1910, was an engineer and a helmet diver during the 2nd WW. His father was born in Passage West, Cork, Ireland and was a shipwright/carpenter in Devonport. His father was also born in Passage West and was a shipwright at Victoria Docks there before migrating to Plymouth to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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,

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