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Mayflower Steps

Address: The Barbican, Plymouth, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 264849
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Ranked #52 of 111 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.

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Rock Ferry, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Not the original Mayflower Steps,These where put up when the original ones where destroyed years ago,but the one's there now are only 50/60 feet away from where they where so the pilgrims would have walked past here to board the Mayflower.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

When you think about the pilgrims, the USA and Thanksgiving, it all started here with these first steps where the 102 pilgrims began their journey to America. It gave us pause as we read the plaques...a very nice piece of history worth seeing.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Whist there might be not a lot to see we found it nice to just stand in this memorial and reflect the past. Some of the plaques need a bit of TLC but it was nice to read what we could. Something I am glad we came and saw and nice to remember our history.

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Wythenshawe, null, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When you visit the barbican you will be sure to visit the steps this has a long history behind it which looks out over the barbican where many people who visit lay flowers.

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martock
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Not much to see here. There is a plaque and information about the settlers leaving England and that's about it. If you're walking past have a look. It costs nowt.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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62 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While there is not a whole lot to see, it is interesting. A touch of American history in England. I understand the portico was built with American help. The informational plaques were interesting to read. We found it to be a worthwhile visit - especially for history buffs.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is worth visiting just for the history itself- all around this area. There is not a lot to see at the steps but interesting strolling around reading the plaques- though a little too small to read comfortably.

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A nice little plaque and archway with a lovely view to sea. Good photo opportunity! But disappointing to learn that it is all reclaimed land and the real steps are in the ladies loo in the pub opposite! I would have liked too see them.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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95 reviews 95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
693 helpful votes 693 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Plymouth bungles and sometimes over sells the Mayflower thing. They Pilgrims weren't from here and didn't get treated well here but they did choose to use Plymouth's name for bits of America and the over-simplified history has stuck. The 'steps' were built here between the wars after a lot of demolition and re-ordering of the road etc had taken place.... More 

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Ancona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you're from somewhere people emigrated to from Britain, and were brought up imagining your ancestors going on board ship, never to return, then of course these steps are going to strike a chord. (The authenticity doesn't matter all that much. If they left from Plymouth, it was from very near here, and even if they left from another port... More 

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