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Smeaton's Tower

The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
44 1752 600608
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Ranked #15 of 117 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
37 helpful votes 37 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

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We wanted a small, unique wedding venue back in 2008 - and they don't get much smaller than this!! Loved the historic setting. Amazing to think that the lighthouse keeper actually lived in such a small space.

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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 our lovely lighthouse - we love to hear from people who got married there too! We're glad you enjoyed your 'big day' there. Best wishes. More

Newport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

I went there with my family and was impressed with the building, climbed all the way to the top and had fantastic views would recommend

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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 our lovely lighthouse - we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I live around here so I love looking at Smeaton's tower. Wish it was clearer when it's opening times are though- would love to take a walk to the top. I bet the scenery is magical!

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

Many thanks for your comments about the lighthouse. We're not allowed to post website addresses on here but if you go to the Plymouth City Council site and select museums you will see there is an area for Smeaton's Tower which includes a page with all the opening dates and times. You can also call the Museum and Art Gallery... More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went here and were very happy we did it. Tickets are only £2.60. The views from the top of the tower are amazing and it was also very interesting to see how the lighthouse looks inside.

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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 our lovely lighthouse - we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a great thing to see and do when you are in Plymouth. Need to check opening times and days, but well worth the visit. Access can be a bit restricted towards the top (narrow / steep stairs) but the views from the top are well worth it.

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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 our lovely lighthouse - we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

waste of money, walk to the top look around and back down you go. Not very big or fascinating. then again plymouth is getting boring

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

Thanks for your feedback about the lighthouse although we're sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your recent visit. Best wishes. More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great climb to the top and the views were fantastic. The children counted the steps and were very careful coming down!

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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 our lovely lighthouse - we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More

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