Plymouth The Royal Citadel, Plymouth, South Devon

Plymouth The Royal Citadel, Plymouth, South Devon

Fortress dominating the high ground between Plymouth Barbican and Plymouth Hoe

‘English Heritage Plymouth Royal Citadel. A bastioned artillery fortress. Construction of the Royal Citadel, designed by King Charles II’s (r. 1660-85) engineer Sir Bernard de Gomme, began in 1665 during the Second Anglo-Dutch War. Its guns and garrison protected the seaward approach to naval anchorages at Sutton Pool and the Cattewater but also guarded against a landward attack. Its ornate main gate is a notable work in the Baroque style.’ (English Heritage information board on site)

You can only explore Plymouth Royal Citadel on a guided tour.


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