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Smeaton's Tower

Hoe Rd, 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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  • Average7%
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Hoe Rd, Plymouth PL1 2NZ, England
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Upon moving to Plymouth smeatons tower became a regular site. A site I didn't realise you could actually go in and have a look around. smeatons tower gives you great views of the Plymouth sound and the history on display as you walk around is...More

Thank Psmithy1990
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for such a positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 24 April 2017

on a sunny day you will have a wonderful view over Plymouth and Plymouth Sound! A few stairs to climb, with fondly arranged Information - about the history and the tower in genera -l on each floor. Costs a Little bit, free for children, cheaper...More

Thank kissi0904
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for such a positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Well worth the climb up for the amazing views alone but the history inside and chance to see what living inside a lighthouse was like is also interesting. Most of the climb is up ladders, not stairs. Stunning view of the city and ocean from...More

Thank embrem
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for such a positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 21 April 2017

93 steps!! the top flights are more like ladders with rails to hold on to. there is information and views on different levels. definitely worth the climb.

Thank Maxine C
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for such a positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 20 April 2017

My fiance and I decided to go up the historic lighthouse. Very friendly member of staff at the bottom collecting admission money, I think it only cost us £4 each to go up. Climbed up the spiral staircase then subsequently another 4 (possibly, I lost...More

Thank Stephsutton
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for such a positive and useful review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

It is indeed the icon for the British Ocean City! No picture of plymouth is complete without it!. Good place to grab a picnic and watch the gorgeous view!

Thank Arun A
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Wow what a view! And interesting to see how someone would have lived there. Our mr independent 2.5yr old climbed up and down (with a very nervous mummy underneath him on the ladders ready to catch lol) nice to have a look recommend if visiting...More

Thank sarah1085
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for such a positive review of Smeaton's Tower. We're glad to hear that you and your little boy enjoyed your visit. Best wishes.

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Interesting Historical Light tower on top of the Hoe. Great views over Plymouth Sound if you are fit enough to climb to the top.

Thank juliet_leech
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for your positive comments. Best wishes.

Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Stunning view, followed but some interesting facts about the history of the tower. Well worth the price! Make sure your camera is charged when you go!

Thank ktmc5
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for such a positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Whether you're a uni student or a visitor this is a must do tourist attraction. For not even £4 each you can go up to the top and get some amazing views of both the sea and the city.

Thank Angus D
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thanks very much for such a positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

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