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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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A piece of history

Worth a look whilst in the Barbican area. A small monument to an historic event. Was expecting more information around the area. Make sure you pop into the Information centre... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth a look whilst in the Barbican area. A small monument to an historic event. Was expecting more information around the area. Make sure you pop into the Information centre opposite to visit the small Mayflower museum to learn more about the history of the Mayflower.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like history this is worth having a look at ..the steps ar right on the Barbican an lots more to see in the same area

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

and the beginning of the end for others. This place is a must when in the Barbican area of Plymouth especially for those with a love of history or our American friends searching out the beginning for some of them. Interesting area.

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Mafra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What makes this place so special is the History that lies within it. If you love History, cherish your heritage this is definitely a place to visit. I was kind of moved myself. Don't miss it.

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Sheffield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were just taking a morning walk along the Barbican and came across this attraction by accident. To actually stand on the spot where Americas founding fathers set off for the new world was quite exciting. There is a brief history surrounding the episode on plaques commemorating the expedition. Well worth a look.

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Plymouth, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 July 11, 2016

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 July 7, 2016

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 June 28, 2016

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 June 26, 2016

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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