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“Why would you miss this.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mayflower Steps

Mayflower Steps
West Pier | Sutton Harbour, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
44 1752 264849
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Ranked #76 of 269 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Why would you miss this.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Our pilgrim fathers sailed away from friends family and their home town..why would any self respecting visitor to Plymouth miss this place of interest, the buildings of the Barbican are very intricately built...so are the Mayflower Steps, Stand there and feel the history.

Visited March 2012
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plymouth
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“This is a memorial, the original steps were 100's feet away.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

nothing specila here, just a small arch
paid for by the U.S.A. It is a local landmark but for the tourists

Visited July 2012
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Devon
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“Woeful historical misrepresentation.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

All Americans should be warned before they come that these steps are not the genuine embarkation point. This pier was not here when the Mayflower set off again after repairs. The rather shabby steps were built with the twee classical memorial in the 1920s because there was then nothing else to mark the event. There is some questionable but sincere history to suggest that there are a few steps in the basement of the nearby now Admiral McBride public house which it is thought might be part of stone seventeenth century waterside stairs. No one knows whether the Mayflower was beached for repair or whether she was brought alongside in the then tidal harbour or whether she was moored some little distance from the beach/quays. The symbolism of the much repaired commemorative fixtures are pretty poor and unimpressive. The local council seem to have to be shamed into occasional repairs and tweaking of the ninety year old feature rather than thinking about the true history and of some more honest and fitting way of marking the link with the brave and radical religious dissenter emigrants.

Visited July 2012
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cornwall
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“Easter Weekend”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

A lot of History but as you would expect not a lot to see.

Visited April 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Mayflower Steps”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

An interesting piece of history, but there is very little to help oner commune with the past.

Visited April 2012
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