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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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  • We walk along the Hoe often, enjoying the changing views over the Sound, yachts, naval craft, ferries etc. Plenty restaurants and cafes and a ten minute walk into the city centre or down to the Barbic...  more »
  • This wonderful landmark is a pleasure to visit not only does it hold such history ie Sir Francis Drake, The War Memorial etc. Smeaton Tower Lighthouse wonderful views from the top of this giant monume...  more »
  • Nice park. Has a statue of Sir Francis Drake and a bowling green but nothing linking the two! No credence given to the myth about finishing his game before confronting the Armada ...  more »
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  • I remember being taken here by my parents when I was growing up. It still hasn't lost its charm. Perfect to enjoy in the Summer after a walk across the Hoe and a picnic in the park.
  • Lovely family space. Lots of games and space to run and play.
  • The kids love it here, the revamp has been done well
  • Quite a fun place but needs some tidying up
  • my son layton had a amazing 5th birthday party here tonight. awesome time , thankyou .