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Smeaton's Tower

The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
44 1752 600608
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Ranked #16 of 119 Attractions in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Newport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Minehead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you agile and unafraid of heights then this is half an hour of fun with fantastic views at the top. Interesting information about the tower to read on the way up or down too.

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Ratley
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

What amazing views of the area! For £2.60, we were treated to a history lesson and saw how cramped and potentially dangerous conditions were for lighthouse keepers. There were various information boards on the different levels of the tower and the most brilliant view at the top. Luckily for us it was a sunny day and visibility was excellent. Viewing... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I always visit lighthouses so was pleased to see this open on a wet day. There are steep climbs up the various floors so bear that in mind before entering! Good view from the top and interesting history as well. Only cheap so it is definitely worth it.

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