The Best Landmark in Plymouth

Hand-picked top 3 landmarks in Plymouth, UK. 50-Point Inspection includes local reviews, history, trading standards, ratings, satisfaction, trust, price and their general excellence. Only the bee's knees!


The Hoe, Devon, Plymouth PL1 2PD

Since 1660

Historic Places, Architectural Building, Tourist Attraction, Tower, Guided Tours, Group Bookings, Outdoor Walking Tour, Galleries, Monument, English Heritage Centre, Military Bases & Facilities

It's a dramatic 17th century fortress built to defend the coastline from the Dutch and keep watch on a recently rebellious town and the Royal Citadel is still in use by the military today ● It was the most important English defence for over 100 years with 70 ft high walls and was regularly strengthened over the years, particularly during the 1750s when it was equipped with 113 guns

Price: Member £5
Adult £6
Child (5-17 years) £3

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Sun - Tue & Thu 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wed, Fri & Sat Closed

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Crownhill Fort Road, Plymouth PL6 5BX

Since 1860

Heritage Site, Learning Programs, School Programs, Local History Societies, Holiday Coach Parties, Twinning Associations, U3A and Rotary Club Groups, Scout and Guide Troops, Guided Visits, Museum, Tours, Civil Ceremonies, Wedding Receptions, Private Events, Corporate Events, Conferences & Meetings

It was designed by Captain Edmund Frederick Du Cane as one of Lord Palmerston's last forts and was the largest of the forts of Plymouth's North Eastern defences ● Welcomed several thousand school-age children to Crownhill Fort each year ● They can accommodate up to 60 children in one visit ● Every tour is different and is tailored to the visiting group depending on their interests


Mon 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Tue - Sun Closed

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Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 2NZ

Since 1759

Tourist Attraction, Tower, Civil Ceremonies, Commitment Ceremonies, Naming Ceremonies, Venue Hire, Lighthouse Design Structure, Memorial, Eddystone Lighthouses, Winstanley’s Light, Smeaton’s Light, Douglass Light, Steep Ladders, The Lantern Room, Observe Plymouth Sound & the City

Free Admission for Child (under 5) ● The lighthouse was 72 feet high, and had a diameter at the base of 26 feet (8 metres) and at the top of 17 feet (5 metres) ● The lighthouse was anchored into the reef with 36 iron spikes ● The building was clad in vertical planks, shaped to form a smooth cone ● Each candle weighed between 2 pounds (0.9 kg) and 5 pounds (2.3 kg)

Price: Adult £4
Child (5-16 Years) £2
Carers £2
Student/Senior (Over 60) £3
Family Ticket (up to 2 Adults & 3 Children) £12


Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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