Plymouth's Royal Citadel is a 17th century artillery fortress which dominates Plymouth Hoe and the Sound. It has been occupied by the military continuously and today is the home of 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery. The fortress and regiment plays a proud role in the life of the city of Plymouth and English Heritage sponsor guided tours of the historic site in the summer months. This year (2016) is the 350th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone back in 1666.
The fortress includes a collection of 30 historic guns (many are part of the Citadel's authentic armement). This collection, which adorns the walls, has over many years been degraded by the wind and the rain and the Regiment plans to restore it to its former glory. This crowdfunder project seeks to provide funds to preserve the historic collection for future generations and improve the The Royal Citadel's as a window for the history of our city and the martime heritage of our nation.