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Address: The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 600608
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An icon of Plymouth and worth going to the top

It is both interesting and has some spectacular views, one of the most historic places in the South West.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

It is both interesting and has some spectacular views, one of the most historic places in the South West.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was something different. We had to walk up a rickety stone steps around the inside of the lighthouse until we reached what I can only describe as ladders going straight up to the top where the light used to be. On stepping out onto the balcony I suppose you would call it, I was surpised on how high up... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

my kids like going in smeaton tower you can go right up to the top their is also info as you go up also well worth a trip iff passing by

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Southampton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Always a popular attraction with families. Persuaded our 4 year old granddaughter to climb up and she was brave enought to wave to us from the top.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

What can I say about Smeatons Tower, it's a lighthouse. A small fee gives you the pleasure of many steps to the top. Must admit on a good day the view is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Smeaton's Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. In use from 1759 to 1877 when the current Eddystone Lighthouse was built on the rock alongside it. Smeatons Tower was then taken down stone by stone and broaught back to shore. This was paid for by public subscription.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Imagine a young boy, visiting his first lighthouse, unable to contain himself at the thought of reaching the top and standing over the world. Now imagine this lighthouse being closed. Since that day this boy (now a man) has never realised his dream of entering a lighthouse and climbing to it's summit. At the ripe age of 23 our hero... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Took my daughter up the 92 steps, she loved it. Good views across the sound. And the price was good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

After wanting to visit the lighthouse I finally did on a nice, warm day. It was worth the small entry fee for the view of the sound and hoe. Myself and my friends enjoyed the small, tight staircases and learning about how the lighthouse keepers led their lives.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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