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Mayflower Steps

West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 1752 264849
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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 1752 264849
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great history with lots of Plaques showing who left from the steps and what parts of the world were discovered by them. Anywhere else this would be a great tourist attraction. In Plymouth its just a bunch of unkept steps but great history.

3  Thank Stevensal779
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Not that clearly marked and we nearly missed the small area with writing on the floor and a little veranda where you could see where the steps are now no longer there. Expected more history details at the site.

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Wonderfull sunny spot last Saturday standing here and grabbing a little of plymouthian history .i liked the story in bronze which surrounds the mayflower view point a nice touch. Continue and go and Explore the surrounding Barbican lovely views ,it's buzzing and such a great...More

1  Thank UNOfamily
Reviewed 13 February 2017

History, Then there's places eat, places to drink, cafes, places to drink . then there's more places to drink. Plymouth Gin , More places to drink. Cant remember much after this

Thank welshspringer6
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We walked straight past - partly because it was pouring with rain. They could make more of it I think.

1  Thank JanefromSomerset
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Located down on the Barbican, the archway is a good place for a tourist (American ideally) to get a photograph of where their history all began.

1  Thank Jesseekarr
Reviewed 19 December 2016

It was a warm sunny day when we visited the Mayflower Steps. For us, it was a wonderful sense of awe looking back into history; a sense of wonder as to how those Pilgrims felt as they stepped down the same stone steps as we...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Its been years since I visited this place, the plaques were informative, and the place is well maintained. Worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank lamaryder
Reviewed 16 December 2016

As an American who lives in the UK, and finally making my way over to Devon and Cornwall, this spot in Plymouth was a bit obligatory. Having worked with many a bloke from Plymouth over my years in the offshore oil industry, their stories of...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 5 December 2016

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.

Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
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Are these the steps from which the 'Pilgrims' left or were they built in the late nineteenth century?
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