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Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
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 were passing by Plymouth and decided to make a quick stop. We're glad we did! A simple walking tour through the park was delightful. There are signs regarding Drake's history here and the Sound vie...  read more »
  • Stayed at a hotel locally for the weekend and we were blessed with beautful sunny weather. Therefore went for long walks around the Hoe, admired the views, historical monuments, cafes and local events...  read more »
  • Always love Plymouth Hoe and Smeatons Tower. This was a very special occasion visit as the How was converted into tented pavillions, refreshment tents and award ceremonies as droves of graduates dress...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Amazing memorial, and a great spectacle. Plymouth is a great city and this is one of the reasons why!
  • Matches the one in Portsmouth. Very grand
  • It's a nice memorial in the nicer part of Plymouth.
  • Now a listed war memorial
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