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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
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"pilgrim fathers"
in 18 reviews
"set sail"
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"piece of history"
in 5 reviews
"left england"
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"stone steps"
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"departure point"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"religious freedom"
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"plymouth rock"
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"history surrounding"
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"an interesting place"
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"barbican area of plymouth"
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"great history"
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"worth a visit"
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"step back in time"
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"captain jaspers"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Situated roughly at the end of the popular Barbican area, a stone entrance has been erected over the site of the departure to the new world. There are also several explanatory plaques. Good to see, especially if you are in this interesting part of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The historic context of the Mayflower steps is quite interesting, but the stairs are quite disappointing. Nevertheless it's worth going there as the history of the area and especially of the harbour is quite exciting. There are a number of commemorative plaques which provide some...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not a lot to the actual steps themselves (which are not the original ones or probably even the original location). However there are quite a number of informative plaques which commemorate the many significant departures from and landings at Plymouth over the centuries....More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

After visiting Plymouth gin factory where the men who left for America in 1620 spent their last night in England, was Monastery at the time, did not become gin factory until 1793 ( ladies spent their last night in different building ), a visit to...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Just been there . Great historic place . You should go there! If you have a wheelchair of pram, you may struggle because like the name says, there are steps.😃

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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This place have the stairs of the mayflower and other famous ships that left the dock for other places in the world. Not great, but worth checking out in Plymouth.

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

A recent daytime visit had me enthralled by the information on the plaques and wanting to find out more , Not original steps but the location and more could be made of this site if the locals had a mind to. It would have been...More

Thank alanw258
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to see both the departure point and arrival point of the pilgrims. The Mayflower steps were more impressive than Plymouth Rock.(It just a stone 🤔🤔).

Thank Colette B
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

A wasted opportunity here to support visitor attendance. I know they are not the original steps but even so, this could be a focal point for visitors for an historic event which is famous on both sides of the Atlantic. The story, signage and publicity...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

To stand where the pilgrim fathers stood and left England to sail to America was quite humbling. These steps stand as a testament to our fore fathers. Reflect.

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Jannerbloke
25 November 2015|
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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
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