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Smeaton's Tower

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Address: The Lodge The Hoe, Plymouth PL1 2PA, England
Phone Number: +44 1752 600608
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60 year old revisits childhood haunts

Yes, still possible for fattish, elderly, arthritic lady to reclimb the tower and walk round the outside parapet, first gambolled up with brother when under 10! Mind you, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Yes, still possible for fattish, elderly, arthritic lady to reclimb the tower and walk round the outside parapet, first gambolled up with brother when under 10! Mind you, the entry fee has gone up a bit since then! And I've never forgotten the motto, "Except the Lord build the House...etc" This is a fascinating attraction, if you can possibly make... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A bit of history, great views, inexpensive and do'able in half-an-hour. Take a camera and mind your head!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to sit on a sunny day and take in the sea and harbour views. Not exactly a place to visit if the weather isn't clear as this will limit your enjoyment, but on a fine day in the Summer it is really pleasant - bring a picnic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rated as one of the top attractions in the whole of Devon, a visit to Smeaton's Tower is not to be missed. This eye-catching red and white lighthouse is easy to spot and is located in the Plymouth Hoe area. It is possible to climb the steep stone stairs to the very top and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views on... More 

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

Smeaton's Tower stands on the Hoe , Plymouths large grassy area overlooking Plymouth Sound. Its well worth a modest £3 entrance fee to climb up through the various levels, first by a spiral staircase, then by ladders. You will pass through a bedroom area and a kitchen level before you emerge at the top where there is a large chandelier... More 

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

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

Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look for £3. Intriguing structure and a great view from the top. I think it could benefit from some more information boards, as I left wanting to learn more about its history, however I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed walking up the steep, narrow ladders to the balcony, which have great views over Plymouth. Don't expect to spend... More 

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

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to go up. lovely view from the top and possible to see some of the history on the way up! don't miss it.

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

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

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a visit if in the area. Great views from the top. Nice addition was the beds and information sheets showing what life was like when it was the only fully functioning lighthouse in the area.

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

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

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Beautiful candy-striped lighthouse on the Hoe. Set in a wide expanse of picnic-friendly grass, it's the perfect place to enjoy the view over the Sound and Plymouth Bay.

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

Many thanks for your positive feedback about Smeaton's Tower and its beautiful location on The Hoe. Best wishes. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

On the Hoe it stands proud. Was a tight fit getting up the 93 steps but is well worth the view. Coming down is just as tight and has to be done backwards.

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

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