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“Great little visit”
Review of Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower
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$397.68*
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Historic Plymouth luxury one day private guided tour from Devon
Ranked #8 of 183 things to do in Plymouth
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Owner description: A centrepiece on Plymouth's Hoe, Smeaton's Tower is one of the city's most recognisable and well-loved landmarks. The lighthouse was originally built out on the notorious Eddystone Reef in 1759. It was taken down in the early 1880s and approximately two thirds of its structure moved stone by stone to its current resting place. Now standing at 72 feet high, it offers brilliant views of Plymouth Sound and beyond. Visitors can climb to the top courtesy of a series of stairs and some of the original 18th century ladders.
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Always recommend this on a sunny day. The hoe itself is a great location and in smeatons tower you are able to go up to the top and see the views out to sea and learn more about the life of the tower

Thank saz1241
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"worth the climb"
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"lighthouse keepers"
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"plymouth sound"
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"scared of heights"
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"plymouth hoe"
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"mind your head"
in 6 reviews
"historic lighthouse"
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"lantern room"
in 5 reviews
"nice lighthouse"
in 5 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 8 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 5 reviews
"light house"
in 15 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 23 reviews
"information boards"
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"small fee"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 18 reviews
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

Just a stroll away from the Barbican and then onto the Hoe.
This original Eddystone lighthouse rebuilt on the hoe is open to the public. If you are scared of heights just take time to stroll the lawns and rest awhile to take in the vista

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Smeaton's Tower, when it's open is worth the climb up the winding staircase for the view alone. Fantastic views over one of the best natural harbours in the world. For added interest you get to see how the keepers lived and maintained the light

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

It may be one of Plymouth's oldest attractions but it is still worth visiting more than once a year. Despite that awkward climb up the view never fails to excite.Try it.

Thank mike f
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

I have climbed this tower many times and some of the old excitement that I felt as a child came back as I clambered up increasingly steep ladders.

Thank Spiritus26
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