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Britannia Royal Naval College

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Address: College Way, Dartmouth TQ6 0HJ, England
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+44 1803 677565
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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BRNC should be a key ingredient to any visit to the West Country. Tours of...

BRNC should be a key ingredient to any visit to the West Country. Tours of this iconic building will offer an informative narrative allowing you to appreciate the rich history, role and relevance of this building and the naval training conducted here today, providing you with a quality, value for money, informative visit. Public Tours start from a convenient pick-up point in Dartmouth town. In a manageable group size, you will be taken to the College by coach for a walking tour, which lasts approximately 2 1/4 hours.

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This was great - so interesting and informative and the tour conducted by a guide with endless knowledge and enthusiasm. It lasted two and a quarter hours. It's run by a charity... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maureen B
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was great - so interesting and informative and the tour conducted by a guide with endless knowledge and enthusiasm. It lasted two and a quarter hours. It's run by a charity and tours are only available on certain days but would thoroughly recommend.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Dartmouth, a visit to BRNC is a must. As a fully functioning Naval training establishment don't be disappointed that you don't see every single part of it. Instead, take a guided tour of this historic gem and feel privileged to be able to look around. Our guide was quite a character and obviously very knowledgeable and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can only visit this glorious building at certain times of the year and with photo ID. It is such a huge part of the country's and Dartmouth's heritage that it has to be done and is well worth a visit (but I would still like to see even more behind the scenes!). Our guide was fascinating and provided great... More 

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Thank 453Elaine53
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A very historic building carrying on the tradition of training Royal Navy Officers. The design of the building was inspired by the original floating hoax that were moored in the river Dart and used as the earliest training vessels. Lots of interesting things to see, lots of walks and if you are allowed you can walk down to the river... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

My son was getting an award from the Royal Navy so i had the chance to have a good look around this facility.You can't help but feel the hundreds of years of tradition and you know you are in a very special place,go there if you can.

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Rye, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Absolutely fascinating tour his afternoon. So many beautiful paintings and historic artefacts brought alive by a superb guide. The two and a quarter hours tour flew. The architecture of the building, and the view looking down over Dartmouth is not to be missed.

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Thank Origins_11
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting! Amazing views and interesting historical site. Everyone is in uniform, a pretty special place to see the beginning of RN life.

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Luton
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

The whole visit to this fabulous building was brought alive by the guide we had who knew, and clearly loved, this building. Make sure you book in advance as we were very lucky to get a place.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Steeped in history yet a fully working Naval establishment - still training our top Naval Officers today! Must book and take photographic ID such as passport.

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Manchester
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

A wonderful and amazing day. BRNC is a magnificent building with probably one of the best views in Dartmough.

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