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Address: West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
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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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Quite an unassuming place, but gives you pause for thought

It's just off the Barbican, flanked by a British and an American flag with a commemorative plaque. It was quite moving to think that from this spot (or nearby anyway) such a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 July 2016
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Plymouth, England
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

With all the hype currently about the anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers it is surprising that the Mayflower steps are not made more of. At least a balcony has been added but what the visiting Americans will make of it in 20320 who knows. Could do better as my teacher used to say.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

It's just off the Barbican, flanked by a British and an American flag with a commemorative plaque. It was quite moving to think that from this spot (or nearby anyway) such a massive adventure began. Also, it's still used today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

My wife and are from Mass we live not far from Plimouth . I was born in Plimouth Mass, so when got the chance we went Plimouth in the UK, it was a moving trip. To see where the Pilgrims left from and where thy landed. We only had a day but it was well worth the stop , also... More 

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Obviously a landmark. Being an American, born & raised in coastal Massachusetts, this was a must see. On the positive side the memorial is noteworthy especially when you learn that this commemorates the departure point for many other important voyages beyond the Mayflower in 1620. This memorial included plaques commemorating colonization of New Zealand, South Australia, & New South Wales... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

If your American history starts in Plymouth MA, Plymouth UK is a fun place to visit since they launched the Mayflower. The steps are just a feature with plaques but there is an inexpensive kid-friendly museum nearby.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had no idea what to expect, but upon seeing the "spot" where our Pilgrim Fathers departed upon the greatest journey of their lives, my spouse and I were greatly disappointed by what we saw at Plymouth. The "Plymouth Steps", a simple modern monument honoring the Puritan adventurers, was totally a tourist bust that honored the departures of many others... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

I'm not sure I really saw any steps. It's more like a platform that I have to believe the famous ship patrons left from. Go by just to say you did it.....

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

There is not rally a lot to see other than a portico and a plaque but if you ar interested in the Pilgrims who stopped in here it may be of interest.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The steps alone are interesting when you think about what they represent and the history behind them. The visitor centre has a good museum over three floor with all the history of why Plymouth has a role with the Mayflower. Very good.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Mayflower steps is where it all happened from with numerous plaque on the wall above the steps. Obviously the Mayflower left from here as did Drake and many others, this place is steeped in history, spend a few minutes here absorbing it.

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