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Smeaton's Tower

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Address: The Lodge The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
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Wonderful Views of Plymouth Hoe, Drakes Island and the Breakwater

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kidderminster
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Kidderminster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

A great place to sit on a sunny day and take in the sea and harbour views. Not exactly a place to visit if the weather isn't clear as this will limit your enjoyment, but on a fine day in the Summer it is really pleasant - bring a picnic.

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Smeaton's Tower stands on the Hoe , Plymouths large grassy area overlooking Plymouth Sound. Its well worth a modest £3 entrance fee to climb up through the various levels, first by a spiral staircase, then by ladders. You will pass through a bedroom area and a kitchen level before you emerge at the top where there is a large chandelier... More 

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Many thanks for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Well worth a look for £3. Intriguing structure and a great view from the top. I think it could benefit from some more information boards, as I left wanting to learn more about its history, however I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed walking up the steep, narrow ladders to the balcony, which have great views over Plymouth. Don't expect to spend... More 

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Nice to go up. lovely view from the top and possible to see some of the history on the way up! don't miss it.

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Many thanks for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes. More 

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