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Smeaton's Tower

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Address: The Lodge The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
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The Hoe's landmark

Whenever we visit The Hoe we have to walk to this landmark and climb Smeaton's Tower it if feeling energetic! The best time to visit is just before sunset especially for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
monomaid
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit The Hoe we have to walk to this landmark and climb Smeaton's Tower it if feeling energetic! The best time to visit is just before sunset especially for photography from the tower it has some fabulous dramatic sweeping views of Plymouth sound from here well worth seeing for a first visit to Plymouth.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The visit to the tower is worth doing however DO NOT TAKE YOUNG CHILDREN UP TJE TOWER The climb most of the way is ok but the last bit is up a ladder ok going up but not good for them com g down no help is available of hey panic I would think they need to be about 10... More 

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Stratton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smeatons Tower looked wonderful lit up on a dark February evening but I do think Plymouth could paint it green and white in support of their football team Plymouth Argyle.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a long walk to the top but worth every penny it's really cheap but the views are amazing on a good sunny day you can see right across Plymouth if you not done it I would recommend it you will be amazed lovely attraction

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Thank Lee B
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the climb for a stunning view very intresting insight to life in a lighthouse. Need to ge fit as steps become very steep. Original features still in place

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Callington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We decided to go up the Tower, thankfully it was not too busy on the day that we visited as there is not a lot of room as you can imagine. The stairs are quite steep so you need to be able to use stairs easily, but once at the top the view is pretty amazing!

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Kidderminster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A must visit for those who visit Plymouth. Be warned it is a stiff climb to the top. Only minutes from the town centre with wonderful views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Took the little one up to the top of the tower. It is narrow and steep, so not recommended if you are very tall/large or not comfortable with heights. Views are great and well worth walking around the outside to fully appreciate the experience.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Good views from the top and a well laid out little museum that explains the history of the various attempts to build a lighthouse out on the rocks.

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Dali, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

2 GBP is not entirely a waste to get to the top, but the view is spectacular. Great for photography.

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