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Address: West Pier | Sutton Harbour, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 264849
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Description: A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing...
A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.
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Worth a Stroll-By and Picture

The steps were cool to see, but otherwise uneventful. There were some plaques commemorating the location, but that's about it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The steps were cool to see, but otherwise uneventful. There were some plaques commemorating the location, but that's about it.

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Callington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

To be able to stand here enjoying the view and to know such historical events took place nearby is just wonderful ! Imagine picturing the people who were here ! Awesome !

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Martos, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very little to see or do here, a pleasant enough spot but just like any harbour anywhere. My advice, from Plymouth Hoe, facing the sea, turn left, follow the coast road down to the Barbican, pass the Mayflower Steps, stopping for the required 5 minutes to read the plaques, then continue to Captain Jaspers tea stall, which is far more... More 

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Melton Mowbray
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Just standing near the steps that the Pilgrim's used to board the Mayflower in 1620 to venture to the New World gives you such a tingle of history its hard to explain. SO GO and experience it for yourself.

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Farmington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

It is fun to visit this site while walking in the Barbican or the Hoe but it is not a destination in and of itself. (unless you are a history junkie!) You could pass by it with scarcely a glance so it takes no time to visit and see... so, you should! Lots of food and drink and attractions are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hugely important and historically significant, worth a look, but there is no real attraction to see, no historical displays/information. Should be made more of!

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

A historic site but not much to do or see.....this is the site from where the pilgrim fathers set sail. Unfortunately the original steps were destroyed - an arch, plaques & the steps commemorate the historic sailing! Even so, would suggest a visit for the American tourist - this is where it all began! Budget 20 - 30 mins to... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

There is honestly very little to "do" here, besides enjoying the historic nature of the site. There's an arch and a few plaques to read, and the bay view is great. You can easily take it all in in 15-20 minutes. That said, being an American, I am glad to say I went and enjoyed a bit of my own... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Mayflower Steps are found in the Barbican area of Plymouth (Just look for a small arch near a large sculpture of a prawn!) They are the site from where the Pilgrim Fathers (from elsewhere in England) last left England for America. The steps are not original as they destroyed years ago. There is a small arch and several plaques... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

To be honest, I didn't get much out of this. Yes there's a bit of history about the area which is commemorated with a plaque and some carved stone. If you want to say you saw it, ok sure bur doesn't need much time, 10 mins max!

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