Plumb the depths of Plymouth's rich maritime history

Plymouth, Devon

Home to the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Army, Plymouth boasts an inspiring rich maritime heritage and is steeped in military history.

Visit Plymouth and you are likely to see an impressive Naval vessel making its way across Plymouth Sound. Failing that you can head to the historic Barbican, and step aboard a Naval Harbour Cruise where you will go by boat to explore the Naval ships. 

Explore the Naval Heritage Centre located inside the Naval Base, and take a tour on board a submarine. Then embark on a journey around the Royal Citadel, a 17th Century fortress and home to the Army which was built to defend the city from the Dutch. 

Take a ferry to visit the Royal William Yard and witness an imposing example of military prowess and the largest collection of listed Naval buildings in Europe. Around the corner from the Yard is Stonehouse Barracks, home to the Royal Marines. 

Plymouth Hoe remembers the fallen with numerous War Memorials and the city hosts an annual Armed Forces Day 

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