The Royal Citadel, Plymouth

The Royal Citadel, Plymouth
Photograph taken August 1999 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 18513/35

Built between 1665-1667 on the site of Plymouth Fort, the Royal Citadel was designed by Dutch military engineer Bernard de Gommes to protect Plymouth from an attack by his own countrymen. More than three centuries later, the Citadel continues its military traditions and is now home to the British Army's 29 Commando Regiment. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Plymouth Plymouth

Period

1990s (1990 - 1999)

Tags

aerial view royal citadel military fort 1990s (1990 - 1999) english heritage