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Mayflower Steps

The Barbican, Plymouth, England
44 1752 264849
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Ranked #52 of 91 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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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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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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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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38 attraction reviews
656 helpful votes 656 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

There are various plaques in this area that give a little information about ships leaving here to the New World and later Australia and NZ. There is also a recent archway where you can take photos, but it was not the original spot where the ships left from. Would take about 15 minutes to read all the plaques. After that,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The real steps are in the Admiral McBride pub. Head towards girls toilets and look on the floor!!! The mayflower steps platform are not the real ones but put there for American tourists. It is very clean though and makes great photo moments. Thanksgiving day and 9/11 ceremonies held there but please feel free to investigate. They are not the... More

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