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Smeaton's Tower

Plymouth Dome Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 2NZ, England
+44 1752 304774
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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 two thirds of its structure moved stone by stone to its current resting place. Now standing at 72 feet high, it offers brilliant views of Plymouth Sound and beyond. Visitors can climb to the top courtesy of a series of stairs and some of the original 18th century ladders.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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Plymouth Dome Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 2NZ, England
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"worth the climb"
in 20 reviews
"lighthouse keepers"
in 11 reviews
"plymouth sound"
in 40 reviews
"mind your head"
in 6 reviews
"plymouth hoe"
in 39 reviews
"historic lighthouse"
in 7 reviews
"nice lighthouse"
in 5 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 8 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 5 reviews
"light house"
in 15 reviews
"information boards"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"small fee"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 18 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"per adult"
in 5 reviews
"lovely view"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed today

Everyone should go up here, there is a great view from up here. It is a great place to have a picnic in the park.

Thank helbix
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Reviewed yesterday

A nice lighthouse, makes for a nice picture, on the Hoe with a lovely view of the sea, other than that not much more than can be said for this attraction.

Thank Jary8
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here as a family of 4 adults and 2 grandchildren and loved the building. I sat outside with Granddad whilst the rest of the family including 2 youngsters climbed the tower. They loved the views and enjoyed waving to us from the top...More

Thank casswife
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Long queues to travel up 2 thirds of lighthouse that wasn’t even built here in the first place. I guess if you are a tourist it’s worth the effort but to be honest the views not much better than the fairly high up Hoe anyway.....up...More

Thank barcaranger
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tower is, in fact, the major part of the third Eddystone Lighthouse which was brought back to land and erected here when the fourth, and current light took over. Whilst I did not go up on this occasion, the views from the top are...More

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was nice to walk up the tower.Kids enjoyed it to walk up the stairs. Good view from the Tower. Queue was quite long than we arrived.

Thank HAT_Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather was fair. The views were lovely. The walk itself was ok but not the most memorable visit. Although we had a good few hours wouldn't feel the urge to visit Plymouth again, too busy with traffic but Smeatons Tower was ok.

Thank MummyB46
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After an short but informative talk, you can climb up the windy stairs to the oil room, before taking a series of ladders through the living, eating and sleeping quarters before reaching the lanten room at the top. From there you can go outside and...More

Thank Magsy57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome view from the top even on a snowy freezing day. I really enjoyed it and would highly recommend it.

Thank Timothy K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely area, very friendly locals. Nice food and plenty to do! ideal for all families and groups. loved it

Thank Rosie G
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