Manager of Crownhill Fort
'When I arrive at work I go through the entrance tunnel and it feels like I am transported into a different world, one of peace and tranquillity in the heart of the city. Crownhill Fort is so easy to get to yet so far removed; standing on the Parade Ground it is hard to imagine that there is a city of 300,000 people just beyond the walls.
There is always something happening here...as well as a regular flow of Landmarkers arriving for their holidays, there are also 15 small businesses based within the former military buildings. Add school visits and public open days to this and there is never an opportunity to become bored.
My favourite room is the North Caponier. It is one of six structures built around the outside of the Fort to keep the defensive ditch clear of enemy troops. It has been restored to its 1890s layout, complete with atmospheric lighting, cast iron stoves, wooden shutters and a working cannon.'