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Smeaton's Tower

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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...more
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Plymouth Dome Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 2NZ, England
+44 1752 304774
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Despite having climbed other structures like Big Ben (Elizabeth Tower), I didn’t really fancy this even though there’s only 93 steps but I was reassured by the ticketseller who told me I would be fine as the first 40 steps are concrete and then ladders...More

Thank Bryan G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tower fits right into the scenery - with seagulls singing and waves lapping at the shore - loved it!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I cant believe I did this. The sign says only 93 steps. Maybe but it felt like 193! The first bit was a stone spiral staircase. That got us to the first floor. After that it was ladders to the other floors. Not for the...More

Thank von1941
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely attraction for all the family approx 93 steps from top to bottom but is spread out over the various levels and gives a brief insight as to what it was like to work in an old lighthouse. Some areas have low ceiling height...More

Thank NW001
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our little boy loved it, the ladders are steep but not hard to climb. Each level has furniture like the old beds the keeper used to occupy and old stoves etc. Steeped in history and the staff are very friendly too. They give kids a...More

Thank pjwlocksmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a lighthouse. Who doesn't like lighthouses? And this one spent 100 years or so on the Eddystone. Yes, it is cramped, and you have to be ready for heights at the top, but the views you get are simply great.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Plymouth every year to see family. And there’s lots to see and do with children of all ages boat trips re great little park on the hoe and much more. Today we took the children up the tower and they loved it learning...More

Thank sugarrose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of English history and heritage on the Hoe. This lighthouse was built by Smeaton and stood on the Eddystone Rock for many years until it was replaced by the current lighthouse.

Thank TheBoxer31
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Great lighthouse that you can climb at anytime it is open. Gives you an idea of what it was like back in the day, very narrow stairs at the top, bit hairy getting up the last few levels, great view of the Hoe and surrounding...More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 10 August 2018

i have a fere of hights but due to a cople fats i whanded ton get away from the smell so i clibed my way to the trop but did not go outsd as i was to sacared i did this befor lunch at the...More

Thank Angel S
Joanne C, Public Relations Manager at Smeaton's Tower, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Well done on making it to the top! Best wishes.

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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Not the thing to tackle if you suspect you might need one!