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Address: The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600608
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My Favourinte Place in Plymouth

Nothing like a climb to the top of the lighthouse. It fuels the imagination of children and adults can appreciate the fantastic 360 degree views from the top and feel the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Alexandra L
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Nothing like a climb to the top of the lighthouse. It fuels the imagination of children and adults can appreciate the fantastic 360 degree views from the top and feel the exhilaration of the wind in your hair when you step out onto the viewing platform.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Bit short on time but was in the area and popped over to see the lighthouse. From the ground it's just another lighthouse on a cliff/waters edge.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is not for anyone who does not like heights or confined spaces but we climbed to the top and went outside to look around the views on a good day are stunning and the history of the lighthouse is most interesting, my friend and I are both in our seventies and we managed it very well but did take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I love lighthouses and was really surprised that I could actually go inside. It was a little bit scary climbing up the ladders but was totally worth pushing me out of my comfort zone. Fantastic views from the very top and good value. I did think the wooden steps were a little bit sloppy.

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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited Plymouth today and decided to take the children to have a look around the tower. It is great value for money especially as we are a family of 5 and it cost under £10. Beautiful views and very interesting.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Obviously a novelty and the council can't stop playing with it. Green for Argyle's defeats in the play offs. If it were more subtle and for logical reasons like the top decks only of the Empire State Building then I could understand but in Plymouth they seem to operate as if they were a lamp on the bedside table of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Not too expensive for a one off thing to do. If you're scared of heights or in any way claustrophobic then this is not for you as the climb up is all ladders and the rooms are tiny but this is the charm of the place but if you have the guts, the views from the top are very cool.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not sure if it was a trick of the light or my eyesight but as I visited friend in Elliot Terraceone evening last week the new floodlights were on and it seemed to me that the white horizontal bands all looked a less than subtle shade of pastel pink. Was this an experiment? Is it permanent? Didn't look bad, just... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback about Smeaton's Tower. New LED lighting has just been installed to illuminate it at night. Best wishes. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Part of Plymouths history so is very interesting. Such a good view. Many many steps though, and tight squeezes, but I guess thats part of the experience. Prices are good too!

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback about your trip to Smeaton's Tower. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It is both interesting and has some spectacular views, one of the most historic places in the South West.

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes. More 

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