Drake’s Island

The island, named after Sir Francis Drake, has stood untouched for 30 years and now has planning permission for a hotel complex Drake’s Island, the historic fortress island in the heart of Plymouth Sound, Devon, has gone on sale for £6 million. Drake’s Island, named after Sir Francis Drake who set sail from the island in 1577 to circumnavigate the globe, stands 600m off Plymouth’s shore and played an important role in defending the city. It helped fend off the French and Spanish in the late 16th century and later protected Plymouth from Royalist attack during the Civil War.  The island has since been a prison, religious centre, refuge and most recently an adventure training facility, which closed in 1989. The island’s Grade II listed buildings, which date back to 1860, are clearly visible from the shore.

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