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Smeaton's Tower

The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
44 1752 600608
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Ranked #16 of 120 attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Reasonable price for a wonderful all round view of Plymouth City. Part spiral staircase and wooden ladders. Sobering outlook of life of the lighthouse keeper in the past. Not too stressful a climb.

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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Smeatons tower ( lighthouse) is well worth the couple of quid. Be warned though it's not for the very large framed person as the ladders and entries are very tight. Great views from the lantern though.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
33 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It really gives u an insight of how they had to live all those years ago in such a small tower.very steep steps but great views from the top ....

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The lighthouse is now on the Hoe but used to be out at sea. It gives an idea of how a lighthouse of that era would have been furnished. It isn't a working lighthouse and you can actually get married in it. It was quite exciting to look up and see a wedding take place at the top. It is... More

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I knwo the history of this lighthouse, but it's still fascinating to see it for real, and imagine what it was like to be out at sea on a rock in this structure for weeks at a time. It looks really well looked after, and is a fine sight on Plymouth Hoe. Have a look at the horizon on a... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have always loved Smeatons Tower so I was honoured to be the first bride to say her vows in the light at the top on Nov 5th 2005. My hubbie hates heights so to get up there and do the same was really special. Beautiful view, excellent info and great fun for kids....not sure about getting the wedding dress... More

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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185 reviews 185 reviews
57 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Just happened to be on the Hoe on a lovely, sunny day in August and stumbled across the lighthouse. Was pleasantly surprised with the admission price (£2.60 for an adult) and, unlike another review below, the staff were pleasant and friendly. It's a fun climb up small stairways and short ladder sections but I felt completely safe and not at... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Visited this landmark on Sunday 27th July 2014 and was immediately greeted by two very friendly staff who told me a bit about how the lighthouse came to be here. I paid my £2.60 fee and went up to the top where you can see a 360 degree view of the area and a fantastic view of the sound and... More

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

It was great to see inside the tower, really interesting how the keeper would have lived there. They even had a table that was part of the original furniture. It was really interesting to see how they would have slept in the little cabin beds. Quiet often with these sort of attractions H&S have gone mad, but there was still... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Disinterested staff (youth) greet (or fail to) at reception. Pay your money and commence the long hike up to the top. On the way a number of recreations explaining what the life of an lighthouse keeper would have been like (I was surprised at how small people were then) The view from the top is stunning. I am not usually... More

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