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Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth
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Known locally as the Hoe, Plymouth Hoe is a public space on the coast with views of the sound, island, and Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. The water that hugs the coast is always bustling with sailboats, fishing trawlers, and ferries in transit from Spain and France. Take a look at the Smeaton's Tower, or what was once the top portion of the Eddystone Lighthouse, where a statue of Sir Francis Drake was erected in 1884. Hotels flank the coastline, and restaurants are scattered around the area. Check the online event calendar before setting out to the Hoe. Events are frequent, and you may catch a fireworks competition or a boat race. Arrange your visit to Plymouth Hoe and discover more family-friendly attractions in Plymouth using our Plymouth tourist route planner.
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  • Plymouth Hoe is a good place to visit with many interesting places of historic fact. It is a bit run down in places but on a nice sunny day this can be overlooked with plenty to see. Local cafes, the ...  more »
  • Take a walk here makes you relax a lot I think if you are in town and must go from here
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  • Not to be missed when in Plymouth. Lovely walk from one end to the other. Climb the steps to the statue of Sir Francis Drake, grab a bench and take in the view imagining the history that has taken pla...  more »
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  • With Plymouth's Military and maritime history the city is rightly proud to honor serving and past servicemen and women here. Stunning location on the Hoe and next to the famous bowling green.
  • The Hoe is a great place to have a picnic, relax, sun worship or simply watch the warships and boats sail past. There is tea, coffee, sandwiches and ice cream available locally. plenty of parking and easy accessibility for all ages.
  • A great place to remember our bravest & the iconic Drake standing by the side
  • Matches the one in Portsmouth. Very grand
  • Amazing memorial, and a great spectacle. Plymouth is a great city and this is one of the reasons why!