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Smeaton's Tower

Hoe Rd, Plymouth PL1 2NZ, England
+44 1752 304774
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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.
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  • Average7%
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Hoe Rd, Plymouth PL1 2NZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A lighthouse that’s been around for about 150 years, this landmark is located right in the middle of Hoe Park and offers views over the city and the waterfront. With its distinctive red and white stripes, you can’t miss it. Beware that there are very...More

Thank melancholymayhem
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks very much for your positive and informative review of your visit to the lighthouse. Best wishes.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst walking on Plymouth Hoe a visit to Smeaton's Tower really is worth it This stunning centrepiece commands a terrific position overlooking the Hoe A real asset for Plymouth

Thank JeffTheChairman
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth walking to,and you can go up into the lighthouse for a small fee,and i guess as it is a small lighthouse,there would not be too many steps to climb up. Looks very atmospheric with the clouds behind when taking a photo.

Thank f0ragergirl
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a walk up to Plymouth Hoe and visit Smeatons Tower it is an old light house which has now stood on the hoe for 150 years mind you there are a lot and I mean a lot of winding steps to get to the...More

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

Many thanks for your positive feedback about your visit to Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Experience viewing Plymouth, and the sound from the top of Smeatons Tower, fantastic views for all, breathtaking scenery

Thank Anne M
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower and its great views. Best wishes.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enigmatic and beautiful place to feel England and history... Strong monuments of WWI and WWll ... Love Plymouth

Thank 606JVL606
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your positive feedback about Plymouth. Best wishes.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our grandson who will be 5 in September. He climbed to the top easily and was free. He really enjoyed the climb and the view.

Thank GrahamJoy
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your positive feedback about your visit to Smeaton's Tower. We're pleased to hear your grandson enjoyed it! Best wishes.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not have the opportunity to go up the tower but it did not seem especially impressive. Makes the area look a little nicer but it is not a standout feature. We just wanted to focus on the water views at the time.

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

Many thanks for your feedback about Smeaton's Tower - we hope you'll visit next time. Best wishes.

Reviewed 21 August 2017

If so, then climbing Smeaton's Tower is well worth the view from the top. Each level in the tower has some interesting information about how it was used. Educational. If you have young children, watch out for them as the steps and ladders are VERY...More

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

Many thanks for your positive feedback about your visit to Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

I was just having a walk along the Hoe when as I passed Smeaton's Tower I decided to give it a go and was not disappointed. It is definitely not for those who are not able bodied as there are some steep ladders and tight...More

Thank Jeremy J
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your positive feedback about your visit to Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

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