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Address: West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 264849
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A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing...

A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.

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Too many plaques, now

This has got a bit OTT with Mayflower plaques etc, but evocative for reminding ourselves of the search for religious freedom and the sheer unpreparedness of the travellers, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This has got a bit OTT with Mayflower plaques etc, but evocative for reminding ourselves of the search for religious freedom and the sheer unpreparedness of the travellers, and the risks they took. Conditions on that ship were truly appalling.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The steps are good to visit to see where the Mayflower departed for the Americas. Good on a nice sunny day or a clear crisp evening with the lights on the water behind.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I spent Thanksgiving 2015 here. it was great! Soon (2020) it will be 400 years since the Pilgrims sailed. The 'real' steps are underneath the ladies toilet in the Pub Admiral McBride... Go see the landlord and have a beer.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It is nice to imagine these are the steps that Pilgrims departed for a new life in the new world seeking religious freedom in 1620. The steps are more symbolic rather than historic. It at least maintains Plymouth links to the early colonies of America and the spot where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from on the Mayflower. It is a... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not quite sure how they can be described as the Mayflower steps when in actual fact they're not! I was told by locals that the real steps are supposedly underneath a local pub called 'The Admiral Macbride'. It's a nice idea to have a photo here particularly if you're a visiting American but it's quite disappointing to discover it isn’t... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Insignificant corner of a harbour with immense historical significance. Close to the mayflower museum which shares the story of the pilgrims who sailed from this place so long ago. Lovely handrail by the steps also tells the story

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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Attractive commemoration of the departure of the Pilgrim Fathers almost 400 years ago. Makes you stop and think of how life has changed in the intervening years. Worth a visit.

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Lurgan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Its hard to believe ,that this modest archway, marks the spot of one of the most Epic Sea journeys in History, that being the tale of the Pilgrim Fathers, and the famous Mayflower sailing ship, many of these pilgrims were fleeing persecution or worse still death, for their religious believes , and this all a mere 396 years ago .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was a brief stop for morning coffee and a cake both of which we enjoyed. Sitting by the window and looking out over the bay made the occasion special for us.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Steps leading down to the water may or may not have been the exact sport where this famous ship departed England.

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