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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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Interesting but limited

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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