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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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Fab views - don't wear a skirt or the views will be of a different kind!!

Great to whizz up and down and take some photos but it doesn't take long and isn't for the fight-hearted (there's no lift!)

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Great to whizz up and down and take some photos but it doesn't take long and isn't for the fight-hearted (there's no lift!)

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Plymouth at the weekend and was excited to see Smeaton's Tower as I love lighthouses. What was more exciting was being able to climb up the lighthouse and gain an insight into the life of a lighthouse keeper, including their beds and kitchen. Great views from the top and interesting information about Eddystone Rock lighthouse, which we could just... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We learnt a lot about the Eddystone lighthouse and general lighthouse living. The view from the top was good and as a 50+ couple we found the steps fine. Worth a visit.

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

Thanks for such a positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Glad to hear you thought the climb to the top was worth the effort. Best wishes. More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On a good day you can see the Eddystone Lighthouse from the top of Smeaton's tower. As a naval city the lighthouse holds a significant importance whilst offering some fantastic views of Plymouth

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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 

Plymouth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We got married here in 2014 and it was wonderful. Also great fun to visit on a trip to the Hoe. For a couple of pounds you can scale the tower and see the wonderful views from the top of the former 'Eddystone Lighthouse'

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

It's always lovely to hear from people who said 'I Do' at the lighthouse! Many thanks for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes. More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Located on Plymouth hoe this is a real icon. One of the first lighthouses to have been built it was, at the end of it's working life, relocated to the Hoe and is now an interesting and inexpensive tourist attraction. The views from the top are incredible! Make sure you remember your camera. The tour is interesting. Not suitable for... More 

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

Thanks for your positive review of Smeaton's Tower - we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Tadley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This lighthouse is so iconic of Plymouth and well worth visiting. With modest admission prices you're provided with the history of the lighthouse and a fabulous view over Plymouth sound and the city. My husband and I visited with our two young children, their favourite part was climbing up and down the ladders!

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

Many thanks for such good feedback about your visit to Smeaton's Tower. It's lovely to hear that the whole family enjoyed the experience of climbing to the top and back again! Best wishes. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Definitely one of Plymouth's most famous landmarks, so this is a must if visiting. Located on the Hoe, the scenery around the lighthouse is very picturesque and particularly nice for those who don't come from seaside locations. Plymouth has one of the deepest natural harbours in Europe and a rich maritime history, most of which is located near this area... More 

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

Thanks for posting such a positive and detailed write up about our lovely lighthouse. I'm sure it will prove really useful to people who are thinking about visiting Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes. More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are of a certain age, as I am, and can remember a Blue Peter piece on the Eddystone Lighthouse, pay this a visit - this is one of the original Eddystone lighthouses reconstructed brick by brick 22 miles from its original wave-lashed location out at sea.

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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. Best wishes. More 

London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Even being claustrophobic and having fear of hights I was so curious to check the inside that I went for it. I'm so pleased I did, it was a interesting and memorable experience!!!! Getting closer to the top I almost gave up, but I managed to go out on the little balcony all around and soak the sun and enjoy... More 

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

Congratulations for overcoming your fear of heights and making it to the top of the lighthouse. We're really glad you enjoyed and will have fond memories of your visit. Best wishes. More 

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