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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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Love this light house

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
KGryce
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Tadley, United Kingdom
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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 NEW

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
36 helpful votes 36 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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16 reviews 16 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
23 helpful votes 23 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 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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305 attraction reviews
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

This is an iconic Plymouth landmark. You cannot mistake this landmark. Have a walk around and take in the views. Recommended

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

Thanks very much for your positive feedback about our lovely lighthouse. Best wishes. More 

Frome, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We spent a great afternoon pottering up and around the tower. Our friends from Australia were treated to the whole Plymouth experience - so Smeatons tower had to feature! The views from the top were breathtaking (as was the wind) and the history and the explanations of life as a lighthouse keeper extremely interesting. If you're in Plymouth it is... More 

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

Many thanks for such a positive review of your visit to Smeaton's Tower. We're glad that you and your friends from Australia enjoyed it. Best wishes. More 

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Great view across the Hoe and Sound. Always worth a visit. A true Plymouth landmark. Great for people of all ages, unless you want to climb to the top.

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

Many thanks for your review of our landmark lighthouse. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and the views from the top! Best wishes. More 

United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Always worth a visit when on Plymouth Hoe! A narrow walk up the little steps, don't do it if you suffer from claustrophobia but otherwise go for it, well worth the effort to get to the top! Friendly staff with beautiful views at a low cost, perfect!

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

Many thanks for such a positive review about Smeaton's Tower - the views from the top are indeed lovely. We're really glad you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Brilliant if you are able to find it open to the public and are able to climb up to the top from the inside.

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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 lighthouse. All our current opening hours are listed on our website and we hope you enjoy your visit if you come back again in the future. Best wishes. More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautiful day, wasn't allowed up the tower as they had a wedding on up their, imagine it to be a really nice view from up there. Prices seemed reasonable too

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

Thanks for your post about Smeaton's Tower. We're sorry you weren't able to go in due to the civil ceremony that was taking place but hope you will visit us again some time so you can enjoy the great views from the Lantern Room at the top! Best wishes. More 

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