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Smeaton's Tower

Plymouth Dome Hoe Road, 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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Plymouth Dome Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 2NZ, England
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"worth the climb"
in 20 reviews
"lighthouse keepers"
in 11 reviews
"plymouth sound"
in 41 reviews
"mind your head"
in 7 reviews
"nice lighthouse"
in 6 reviews
"historic lighthouse"
in 7 reviews
"plymouth hoe"
in 39 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 8 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 5 reviews
"light house"
in 15 reviews
"information boards"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"small fee"
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"well worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
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"per adult"
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"lovely view"
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Reviewed yesterday

Does not take too long to visit. Great on a lovely sunny day. You can spend the whole day there. Have a picnic/barbecue!

Thank YovaneeM
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is very nice, from the tower you have an amazing view over the bay, even on a foggy day like today you enjoy it.

Thank Magnusigbg
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an interesting history from the guide and ticket seller, an assortment of spiral staircases and ladders allow you to see the various levels of this lighthouse and the view from the top is worth the effort.

Thank bill999rta
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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s definitely well worth the climb. You can see the surrounding area especially on a great day. On top of that you can learn about the history. But I wouldn’t recommend to young children especially under 5. The stair is steep and small especially those...More

Thank KimWee_13
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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your really informative review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a good time climbing the lamp room to the old lighthouse weather was good so we had the most amazing view at the top definitely worth coming

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your visit to Smeaton's Tower and your good feedback. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hearing the history was mesmerizing. Walking around where these events took place, makes you stop and think about all history that happened in this area.

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your positive feedback. We hope you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Yet again it was a wonderful experience to climb to the Lamp room of the old lighthouse. From here the views over Plymouth Sound are really amazing. The climb is very steep so bear this in mind before buying your entry tickets

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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your positive review of your visit to Smeaton's Tower. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your return trip to the lighthouse.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went up tower with friends and what a view. You can see for miles and all the main features around. There is a guide at the top who gives you a talk on the towers history which is very good. It cost three pounds but...More

Thank MillerMad
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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Many thanks for your positive review of Smeaton's Tower. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great landmark on the Plymouth skyline and easy to get too with plenty of outdoor space around and places to get food & drink.

Thank southdevonfoodie
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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Many thanks for your positive review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

A nice lighthouse, makes for a nice picture, on the Hoe with a lovely view of the sea, other than that not much more than can be said for this attraction.

Thank Jary8
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Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Many thanks for your review of Smeaton's Tower. Best wishes.

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