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Crownhill Fort

Crownhill Fort Road

Tel: 01752 793754

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Crownhill Fort

About us

The Fort at Crownhill is the best preserved of Lord Palmerston’s Ring of Fire which surrounded Plymouth in Victorian times, protecting the Royal Dockyard at Devonport from French attack and bombardment. Crownhill represented the cutting edge of fortress design during that period. However, Crownhill’s guns were never put to the ultimate test, for advances in artillery soon overtook it, and fortresses became obsolete. Unlike many of the mid Victorian forts in Plymouth and elsewhere, Crownhill was retained by the army for over a century and therefore did not suffer many irreversible alterations.

The Landmark Trust acquired Crownhill Fort in 1987, and have undertaken major work to restore the grounds, weaponry and buildings.The role The Fort plays today is an important one to many people in Plymouth – providing for school tours, group visits, open days, holiday accommodation, as well as office space for small businesses.

Please visit the website to see more information on the tours available & admission fees.



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  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - The main magazine is a creative space with vaulted ceilings and white walls that seats 150 people. The Barrack Room 1 is situated at the front of the main building and benefits from natural light, it seats 50 people.
  • Event venue - The room holds 120 seated and 180 for drinks receptions.
  • Wedding Venue

Key Features

  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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