Crownhill Fort

Crownhill Fort

Crownhill Fort was built in the 1860s as the centrepiece of Plymouth's North Eastern Defences. Designed to protect the Dockyard from a landward invasion.

Advances in artillery soon made the Fort obsolete but it remained in military hands for over a century. Now owned by The Landmark Trust, the Fort is home to 15 small businesses, a holiday apartment and an education centre. Crownhill Fort is open to the public on selected days throughout the year and to groups by appointment at any other time.

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Admission & prices

Admission to public open days costs £5 for adults and £3 for children. Car parking (£2.50 per vehicle) is available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Group visits start from £120. This includes up to three hours with a dedicated tour guide and a cannon firing at the end of your visit.

Find us

Take the A38 to Manadon Junction and head north or head south from Tavistock on the A386.
Crownhill Fort is signposted from both approaches

Buses stop 300 metres away around every 5 minutes

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  • Parking available
  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Childrens activities

Many areas of Crownhill Fort are fairly accessible to those with limited mobility. Accessibility guides are available on the AccessAble and Euan's Guide websites. Alternatively, you can contact us with any specific queries.

The Landmark Trust
Crownhill Fort
Crownhill Fort Road

T: 01752793754

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Crownhill Fort

The Landmark Trust
Crownhill Fort
Crownhill Fort Road

Plymouth, DEVON PL6 5BX