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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 26 June 2017

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 24 June 2017

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
Reviewed 19 April 2017

It is one of many lil spot in the Britain's Ocean city, to grab the view of the harbour and during summer to start your walk along the coast.

Thank Arun A
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Part of our history, although there isn't a lot to see other than the steps and a plaque in the pathway.

Thank juliet_leech
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Just a simple memorial to the Pilgrim Fathers voyage that started in Plymouth. They are not the actual steps but it is a small memorial to quite a significant historical event.

1  Thank CJJD666
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The original steps were subsumed in the 'Admiral Mc Bride' pub across the street; the modern waterfront was several meters further inland when the Mayflower sailed. Whether this matters, I don't know but it seems a little disingenuous to be telling American tourists "This is...More

2  Thank Jim J F
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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