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Address: West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
Phone Number: 44 1752 264849
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A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing...

A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.

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Quite an unassuming place, but gives you pause for thought

It's just off the Barbican, flanked by a British and an American flag with a commemorative plaque. It was quite moving to think that from this spot (or nearby anyway) such a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Plymouth, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With all the hype currently about the anniversary of the Pilgrim Fathers it is surprising that the Mayflower steps are not made more of. At least a balcony has been added but what the visiting Americans will make of it in 20320 who knows. Could do better as my teacher used to say.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just off the Barbican, flanked by a British and an American flag with a commemorative plaque. It was quite moving to think that from this spot (or nearby anyway) such a massive adventure began. Also, it's still used today.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and are from Mass we live not far from Plimouth . I was born in Plimouth Mass, so when got the chance we went Plimouth in the UK, it was a moving trip. To see where the Pilgrims left from and where thy landed. We only had a day but it was well worth the stop , also... More 

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Littleton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously a landmark. Being an American, born & raised in coastal Massachusetts, this was a must see. On the positive side the memorial is noteworthy especially when you learn that this commemorates the departure point for many other important voyages beyond the Mayflower in 1620. This memorial included plaques commemorating colonization of New Zealand, South Australia, & New South Wales... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If your American history starts in Plymouth MA, Plymouth UK is a fun place to visit since they launched the Mayflower. The steps are just a feature with plaques but there is an inexpensive kid-friendly museum nearby.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had no idea what to expect, but upon seeing the "spot" where our Pilgrim Fathers departed upon the greatest journey of their lives, my spouse and I were greatly disappointed by what we saw at Plymouth. The "Plymouth Steps", a simple modern monument honoring the Puritan adventurers, was totally a tourist bust that honored the departures of many others... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I'm not sure I really saw any steps. It's more like a platform that I have to believe the famous ship patrons left from. Go by just to say you did it.....

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

There is not rally a lot to see other than a portico and a plaque but if you ar interested in the Pilgrims who stopped in here it may be of interest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The steps alone are interesting when you think about what they represent and the history behind them. The visitor centre has a good museum over three floor with all the history of why Plymouth has a role with the Mayflower. Very good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The Mayflower steps is where it all happened from with numerous plaque on the wall above the steps. Obviously the Mayflower left from here as did Drake and many others, this place is steeped in history, spend a few minutes here absorbing it.

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