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Smeaton's Tower

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Address: The Lodge The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
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Walking on The Hoe

Smeatons Tower looked wonderful lit up on a dark February evening but I do think Plymouth could paint it green and white in support of their football team Plymouth Argyle.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Stratton, United Kingdom
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Stratton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smeatons Tower looked wonderful lit up on a dark February evening but I do think Plymouth could paint it green and white in support of their football team Plymouth Argyle.

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Thank Theresa A
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a long walk to the top but worth every penny it's really cheap but the views are amazing on a good sunny day you can see right across Plymouth if you not done it I would recommend it you will be amazed lovely attraction

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Thank Lee B
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the climb for a stunning view very intresting insight to life in a lighthouse. Need to ge fit as steps become very steep. Original features still in place

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Thank Pamela L
Callington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go up the Tower, thankfully it was not too busy on the day that we visited as there is not a lot of room as you can imagine. The stairs are quite steep so you need to be able to use stairs easily, but once at the top the view is pretty amazing!

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Kidderminster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

A must visit for those who visit Plymouth. Be warned it is a stiff climb to the top. Only minutes from the town centre with wonderful views.

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Thank chudlt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Took the little one up to the top of the tower. It is narrow and steep, so not recommended if you are very tall/large or not comfortable with heights. Views are great and well worth walking around the outside to fully appreciate the experience.

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Thank Aled P
Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Good views from the top and a well laid out little museum that explains the history of the various attempts to build a lighthouse out on the rocks.

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Dali, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

2 GBP is not entirely a waste to get to the top, but the view is spectacular. Great for photography.

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North East Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Yes, still possible for fattish, elderly, arthritic lady to reclimb the tower and walk round the outside parapet, first gambolled up with brother when under 10! Mind you, the entry fee has gone up a bit since then! And I've never forgotten the motto, "Except the Lord build the House...etc" This is a fascinating attraction, if you can possibly make... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

A bit of history, great views, inexpensive and do'able in half-an-hour. Take a camera and mind your head!

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