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Review: Britannia Royal Naval College

Attraction - Historic house or stately home

College Way, Dartmouth, Devon, TQ6 0HJ, United Kingdom

Fascinating history of naval training

  • By SilverTraveller DavidT

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  • May 2017
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66 people found this review helpful

My wife and I belong to the local U3A and have joined one of their groups entitled “Questers”. It’s a group that goes out on visits to places of interest that may not necessarily be on the general tourist track – and the Naval College in Dartmouth is certainly one of those.

It’s still the main training base for the Royal Navy, and has been since 1863. The tour of the wonderful old (restored) buildings and accompanying talk revealed a fascinating story of how the college came into being, how it has changed and developed over the years, and how it still serves it’s training and education purpose today.

If that area of history interests you, I would recommend the tour highly.

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  • ESW
    over 3 years ago
    Thank you, that is very helpful. The guide really can make (or break) a tour...
  • DavidT
    over 3 years ago
    The tour lasted about 1hour30 and took in the buildings, from the great hall to the meeting/training rooms, although it wasn't so much about the building but what happened there and when. It was the history of naval training from the 1800s to the present day, with a look at various memorabilia kept in the college. It was one of those tours that was successful because of the knowledge and lively talk given by the guide.
  • ESW
    over 3 years ago
    This sounds fascinating. How long do the tour take and what do you see on it?