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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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on the steps of history!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Chennai (Madras), India
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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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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Plymouth Barbican is the most interesting part of Plymouth and Plymouth is probably the most interesting city in the South West of England. The Mayflower Steps commemorate the sailing of The Mayflower for The New World. It is a modest but classical monument and may not mark the exact point that the Pilgrim Fathers sailed from. The whole area gets... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place has secured its position in history but is remarkably modest to visit. A proliferation of brass plaques surround the steps and can take some time to read. Worth a visit but not for more than 10 mins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are reading this, I am long dead. The local tribes are hunting me, and I do not know how long I can hide. As a rule I do not go looking for temporal anomalies. As I unpacked my willow divination rods at a cafe on the Barbican I immediately felt them draw me toward the coast. My rods... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There is a lot of history behind this area, It's just a shame as a whole there isn't more done to celebrate it. I'm sure the Americans have done a lot more on their end to celebrate this, but we have a little monument and a couple of flags.

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Rock Ferry, England, United Kingdom
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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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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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Address: West Pier | Sutton Harbour, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 264849
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

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