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Mayflower Steps

West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 1752 264849
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A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.
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West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 1752 264849
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Reviewed 3 days ago

As has been written, it is probably very unlikely that these steps are THE steps, but the Mayflower set sail from this harbor so it is a nice memorial to an important piece of history. There is not much to see, some signs and an...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited Provincetown in Massachussetts, it was good to visit the area where they set off from and picture the scene.

Thank menubuster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some steps and a commemorative arch, but the waterfront has changes over the years and the original key that the Mayflower left from in thought to be under the pub across the road. But it makes a nice photo opportunity and reminder of...More

Thank purpleTerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place where the Mayflower passengers reembarked on their epic journey, and their last port in England. Although a bit eroded by the elements, the monument still sets a place for the event, adding plaques for other significant journeys that left this harbour. Take the...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No one knows where the original Mayflower Steps were located. From where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail to land and "discover" America (and we've been suffering ever since over that direct incident in history). The present Steps are supposed to be an estimated guess of...More

Thank msinclair42
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice tourist attraction and good for the camera. Pilgrims set sail for the Americas near here on the mayflower ship. Some survived and maid it, others perished along the way. Interesting story for sure.

Thank Ian K
Reviewed 18 June 2017

If you are visiting Barbican then these steps are located opposite the Mayflower Museum and you may wish to say you have been here if you have a particular interest - but not worth coming especially.

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Why would something as simple and bland as a couple of sets of stone steps in an old stone wharf be special? Historic no doubt, but special? If you know ANY of the history surrounding those who departed the shores of England and forged paths...More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 7 May 2017

You can't miss it if you are visiting the Barbican area. Especially coming by boat. But this attraction is not that special. Of course the history around it is. But this is not one of the top attractions of Plymouth.

Thank FORZA7777
Reviewed 20 April 2017

A very historic place and has some beautiful memorial plaques. A small piece of history. Nice to combine a walk around the harbour.

Thank Stephsutton
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25 November 2015|
Response from Andy S |
No the quay was substantially developed over the last 400 years the real steps were roughly where the admiral mcbride pub is about 50 meters away