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Mayflower Steps

West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 7538 199694
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A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.
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West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 7538 199694
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to overlook, not well mapped. Major part of our history. There could be more of the story here and better mapping to this place.

Thank Pink5026
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the site of the commemorative plaque of the 1620 voyage, I was keen to learn more. While there were several other descriptive plaques around, I learned more from Wikipedia about the voyage than I did at the site. An interesting place to reflect...More

Thank chiccanadianchick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the Mayflower stopped here because of damage, it was the last spot it embarked from! Love seeing all the history England has to offer!

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is, of course, wonderful to see the Mayflower Steps and imagine the scene that took place here 400 years ago. However, I was rather dismayed at the memorial balcony's position, which, in my opinion, is far too close and protrudes too much over these...More

Thank lisamicklewright
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find when walking around the main tourist sites of Plymouth While the original steps have eroded away with time it's good to put a face to where they once were. Not crowded during our visit so able to get some good photos

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Although the plaque does not accurately indicate the steps where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from, it is still an interesting area to acquaint oneself of the boats that sailed (and sank) from the harbour.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Really enjoyed this sight and the history is quite amazing. Especially nice on a sunny summer's day. Also nice to combine with a boat trip

Thank julialogan1982
Reviewed 9 August 2017

There are a few fish and chip shops and you must try any one as they are all great..But if you won't to try a large feast GO for the yard ROLL at captain jaspers is a must and you will be full for the...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We parked in Drake's circus car park and walked to this it's about ten mins away. Lovely views was very interesting a tour guide explained that the real ones was under the ladies toilet in the pub over the road not sure if he was...More

Thank rebpen
Reviewed 25 July 2017

While the Mayflower may not have set off from this point exactly it is nice that there is something to mark this moment in history in Plymouth. The presentation of the commemorative arch and artwork is very nicely done, but doesn't need anything more than...More

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25 November 2015|
Response from Andy S |
No the quay was substantially developed over the last 400 years the real steps were roughly where the admiral mcbride pub is about 50 meters away