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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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Smitten with Smeaton

The fascinating visit to a lighthouse is made that much better because you can see the actual stump of where it used to be on the Eddystone rocks out to sea. Lots of exercise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The fascinating visit to a lighthouse is made that much better because you can see the actual stump of where it used to be on the Eddystone rocks out to sea. Lots of exercise cli8mbing the stairs and it's interesting to understand how they made the light shine over such a long way. Nowadays Smeaton Tower enjoys an apostrophe 's'... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

well worth a visit, history, views and spectacular setting, plenty of parking nearby and shops and cafes.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We took the grandchildren up to the top of the tower and they loved it. Amazing views at the top, and lots of interesting historical stuff to see and read about on the way up.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was a fun activity...I think it was 3 pounds fee to climb the stairs and have some great views of the inlet and city. Not for the faint at heart, as the interior stairs were narrow and steep. Watch your head, but it's worth it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Wonderful views of the sound. Worth the climb. Make sure you're OK with heights as it doesn't seem it but it is quite high up there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

It was good to climb up and see plymouth from a different view. Would like to do it again but wouldn't want to pay the tourists price, if it was cheaper I would definitely do it again

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Naturally a really unique building , very affordable entry price. Enjoyed learning about the history of the lighthouse, there isn't tonnes and tonnes to take in so its easier to appreciate the information provided. Of course its steep and tight in in a few places and suits the more able visitors. You can spend about an hour here, the view... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Situated on the Hoe, this is the original Eddystone Lighthouse, moved to its current vantage point! Reasonable entry price, the first couple of floors are easily accessed via a winding stone stair case. Once you get about half way up, the climb continues via very steep ladders! Too steep for me unfortunately, as I am a wimp with height (!)... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Have visited here many times, always a great place to visit for a great view (especially on a clear day). Its a big climb, but worth it if you can.

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Cheltenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Our boys were desperate to go up the light house. We all went up and an amazing house. Very tight with steep ladders so not for the vulnerable. Great views from the top too.

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