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“Lighthouse”
Review of Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower
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$365.03*
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Plymouth and Dartmoor One Day Private Highlights Tour from Devon
Ranked #8 of 170 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Saltash, Cornwall
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34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Lighthouse”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

What you see is what you get. Lots of steep steps but good views from the top. Better going on the Plymouth Eye big wheel

Visited March 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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“Smeatons Tower”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Iconic landmark on the Hoe. Being renovated at the moment, Great view from the top, looking over Plymouth Sound.

Visited April 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Good view and worth walking up all the stairs!”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

I never tire of going up Smeaton's Tower, and the view from the top is definitely worth seeing. It is also pretty cheap.

Visited July 2011
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North Crawley, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“good fun for the children”
Reviewed April 11, 2012

most interesting, worth climbing the steps as there is a good view

Visited August 2011
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
138 attraction reviews
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“Unmistakable and only universal symbol of Plymouth.”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

Maybe it hasn't been there for for longer than simce late Victorian times but this is the single icon that represents the city. Usually looks a bit rust stained and shabby and has not always had the hoops but still means Plymouth to everybody. Just about worth the walk up the winding stone staircase although the view isn't that much better than from lots of places. Like others I think that even though there is little point recreating the lantern mechanism it would still look better if it had a moderately bright light inside the top during dark evenings.

Visited March 2012
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