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Smeaton's Tower

The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
44 1752 600608
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Ranked #10 of 91 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great view across the Hoe and Sound. Always worth a visit. A true Plymouth landmark. Great for people of all ages, unless you want to climb to the top.

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of our landmark lighthouse. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the views from the top! Best wishes. More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Always worth a visit when on Plymouth Hoe! A narrow walk up the little steps, don't do it if you suffer from claustrophobia but otherwise go for it, well worth the effort to get to the top! Friendly staff with beautiful views at a low cost, perfect!

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a positive review about Smeaton's Tower - the views from the top are indeed lovely. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Brilliant if you are able to find it open to the public and are able to climb up to the top from the inside.

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review of Smeaton's Tower lighthouse. All our current opening hours are listed on our website and we hope you enjoy your visit if you come back again in the future. Best wishes. More

Blackburn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful day, wasn't allowed up the tower as they had a wedding on up their, imagine it to be a really nice view from up there. Prices seemed reasonable too

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for your post about Smeaton's Tower. We're sorry you weren't able to go in due to the civil ceremony that was taking place but hope you will visit us again some time so you can enjoy the great views from the Lantern Room at the top! Best wishes. More

Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

really enjoyed this lighthouse on the hoe. to imagine what it must have been like for the keepers... out on the eddystone 14miles off the coast. this construction was moved to the hoe when it was replaced - it has been replaced by 2 other versions since. be warned though it is a little cramped so if you do suffer... More

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your positive review of Smeaton's Tower - it is certainly an authentic experience! Best wishes. More

Bath
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Once you have walked around the Hoe this is a great place to visit. An interesting climb to the top results in fantastic views and lots of interesting facts about life in a light house. Brilliant fun.

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Thanks for your really positive review of Smeaton's Tower. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We came to Plymouth16th to 18th Sept and My chap took me up the town and I was so afraid of heights he made me feel at ease and I went out side to Clinging on the the walls and not looking much at the views im afraid but It was a memorable experience and I said the only time... More

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

We're really glad you enjoyed your visit to the lighthouse despite your fear of heights. To find out more about civil ceremonies at Smeaton's Tower you need to contact Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. Best wishes. More

West Sussex
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

When my friend said she was getting married in Smeaton's Tower I did wonder how it worked, the couple and the witnesses were allowed up the tower and stood with the registrar behind the glass and we all got to watch from the Hoe. The sun shone, the ceremony was great to watch and slightly theatrical in it's nature, they... More

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Many happy couples have held their marriage ceremonies in the Lantern Room over the years and we're really pleased that your friend's big day went well. Best wishes. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Whilst on a weekend break 19-22 sept with my partner we visited Plymouth Hoe, we had a walk around and walked up to Smeatons Tower I am affraid of heights and tx the chap if he didn't see us for ages then to worry.. Told him I didn't like heights he made a joke of things put me at ease... More

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

..........and well deserved it was too! Well done for making it to the top and back down again despite not being a fan of heights. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More

Cardiff
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Went to the top of Smeatons tower lighthouse built in 1796. The views from the top are stunning. There are 90 steep steps to the top with kitchen and sleeping areas on various floors. I have to say that you would have needed to be small to work this lighthouse because the beds were child size. Must have been a... More

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback about Smeaton's Tower - we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Believe it or not there were three lighthouse keepers living in the tower when it was out on the Eddystone Reef! Best wishes. More

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