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Smeaton's Tower

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Address: The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600608
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Smeaton Tower

Great that you can go inside and climb to the top . Stairs easy to climb. Fantastic seeing the rooms . Gorgeous views from the top .Well worth a climb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Craigavon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great that you can go inside and climb to the top . Stairs easy to climb. Fantastic seeing the rooms . Gorgeous views from the top .Well worth a climb.

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Great thing to do when in Plymouth on a sunny day the views are awesome show casing how beautiful the sound is and showing Drakes Island, Mount Edgcumbe, Mount Batten, Lido Pool. The widening stairs to the top to the ladder to the light my 5 year old loved it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This former light house was removed from the Eddystone rock and set up on the Hoe as a memorial to the builders and engineer who put it in place to safe guard those ships approaching Plymouth harbours. Great views from the top across Plymouth Sound and Drake's Island. You may be lucky and see a warship returning to port or... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

great experience, would recommend this to everybody. need to be careful when on the top as very windy.

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

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your first visit to Smeaton's Tower! Many thanks for your positive feedback. Best wishes. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Built in the 18th-century lighthouse on the Hoe and overlooking Plymouth Sound. Fun for the family although you will have to climb the steps, which might be awkward for some. It is the 3rd notable Eddystone Lighthouse that became the standard design.

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

Many thanks for your positive review of Smeaton's Tower. We hope you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Totnes, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I thought it would be a bit claustrophobic but after the first few steps the lighthouse seems to really open up. It's so interesting to see the kitchen with its lovely stove and the bedroom with cupboard-like beds. On the higher levels the steps are more like ladders but they have handrails so they are easy to climb. I visited... More 

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

Many thanks for such a positive and informative review of the lighthouse. We're glad to hear that you and your parents enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Just one way to improve the view of Plymouth Sound and use the kids energy climing all those steps worth a visit in conjunction with an evening spent watching the firework displays or the last time the America's Cup visited this location when we had seats under the massive TV screen erected on the Hoe.

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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. We hope you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Lived in plymouth 27 years and never been in or up Smeatons Tower until today. Bit a of fun, great views and if you stop to rear the plaques it's actually quite interesting. Maybe not a great idea if you're particularly large. It's very cramped going up.

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

Thanks for leaving such a good review about Smeaton's Tower. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I take my son up Smeatons Tower regularly. He loves the adventure on the way up and the views are great. The price you pay helps with the upkeep of the Tower, its only a few pounds and well worth it. For those who have mobility issues, beware that the steps are very steep and could cause some problems

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

Thanks for leaving such positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. We're glad to hear that you and your son enjoy your visits. Best wishes. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Climbed the steps on a fantastic very sunny October day and managed to experience fantastic views. One of the best lighthouses ive visisted.

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Thanks for leaving such positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. We hope you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

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Address: Address: The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600608
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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