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Smeaton's Tower

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A centrepiece on Plymouth's Hoe, Smeaton's Tower is one of the city's most recognisable and well-loved landmarks. The lighthouse was originally built out on the notorious Eddystone Reef in 1759. It was taken down in the early 1880s and approximately...more
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Plymouth Dome Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 2NZ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good views from the VERY TOP, seen it on the telly Now done it GOT THE T SHIRT, prices are a bit STEEP, but well, that's what you get on the way UP?

Thank JOJOJOCornwall
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth doing to enjoy even better views then just being on The Hoe. Kids will love it . Of course lots and lots of stairs! Lots to see and do after. Plymouth has one of the most outstanding outlooks.

Thank SharonRP2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for my daughter's history project. If you like heights you will love it! I braved it and it was worth it for the amazing view from the top. It's quite a hard climb so wouldn't be suitable for everyone although you can catch your...More

Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic panorama in every direction especially on a clear night. Better or at least different from those in the daytime.

Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would thoroughly recommend a visit to Smeaton's Tower. My seven year old daughter and I climbed up to the top of the tower - what a spectacular view! We were greeted near the top by Dan, who took great care to explain the significance...More

Thank olivwilson777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Experience viewing Plymouth, and the sound from the top of Smeatons Tower. I took my 4 year old granddaughter who loved to climb to the top I was so nervous watching her and climbing but when you got to the top what fantastic views ,...More

Thank tracy b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are nice views around the Hoe and it’s a pleasant place to stroll around. Smeaton’s Tower is a quirky addition to the area.

Thank Element1972
Reviewed October 9, 2018

You would have thought that in this location you wouldn't get a better view by going up a tower, but you would be wrong. Some interesting history to go with it too.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We were accompanied by one of the custodians who provided insight into the lives of the lighthouse keepers and the Plymouth Art Weekender etchings on the windows. Good fun.

Thank Ann G
Reviewed October 5, 2018

You have to come here there are wonderful places to sit and view the sound and places to sit on the lawns. Just a fabulous place to be and there are lots of bars restaurants near by too.

Thank susan b
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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Not the thing to tackle if you suspect you might need one!