Crownhill Fort
Crownhill Fort C1872 Devon

Discover Plymouth's
       Best Kept Secret....

Tel. 01752 793754

Crownhill Fort, Crownhill Fort Road, Plymouth. PL6 5BX

Crownhill Fort Guard

There is only really one way to discover Crownhill Fort and that is to visit it for yourself! Crownhill Fort is only open on SELECT DAYS throughout the year. It caters primarily for all types of Educatinal, Private and Corporate events. Guided tours are available on most weekdays throughout the year for pre-booked groups.

Plymouth's Best Kept Secret - Most people hardly notice Crownhill Fort as they go past, it is so well hidden from the outside world, and that was exactly the intention when it was built in the 1860s.

However, with its massive earth ramparts, hidden gun emplacements and tunnels, it is a place that, once discovered, you will not forget in a hurry.

Crownhill Fort may look like a green and wooded hill but it was once a formidable fighting machine - the largest and most important of the great Victorian forts built to defend Plymouth from attack by land as well as sea.

Today it is equally important, as the only large work of its kind to survive unaltered.

Beautifully restored by the Landmark Trust, this elaborate Victorian fortress offers a wonderful day out for schools.

Crownhill Fort Plan

Children will love the seeing all parts of the Fort and the rabbit warren of passages and tunnels just waiting to be discovered and explored. There are four fighting levels and 32 gun positions, many containing real working cannon.

You can learn the story of the Fort, climb the ramparts and admire the far-reaching views or marvel at the deep outer ditch, dug by hand from solid rock.

The Fort's buildings contain displays where you can experience a soldier's life in the re-created Victorian and WWII barrack rooms, Victorian sergeant's quarters and guard room.

There is a daily gun firing on the parade ground at 1.30pm, Victorian costumes to dress up in and audio presentations through the tunnels truly bringing the Fort back to life. To recover from all the excitement, relax in the Retreat Café with a coffee and Danish pastry or perhaps re-fuel yourself for the afternoon with something from the delicious and ever changing lunch menu. Crownhill Fort really is a unique adventure playground for all ages.

The Fort has free car parking, tearoom and toilet facilities and is in part accessible for visitors with disabilities who are allowed to park within the Fort.

Crownhill Fort is only open to the general public on SELECT DAYS throughout the years. Guided tours are available on most weekdays throughout the year for pre-booked groups. Please telephone or email for details.
Crownhill Fort, Crownhill Fort Road, Plymouth. PL6 5BX
Tel. 01752 793754
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