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Smeaton's Tower, Plymouth

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  • August 21, 2017
    If so, then climbing Smeaton's Tower is well worth the view from the top. Each level in the tower has some interesting information about how it was used. Educational. If you have young children, watch...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    I was just having a walk along the Hoe when as I passed Smeaton's Tower I decided to give it a go and was not disappointed. It is definitely not for those who are not able bodied as there are some ste...  more »
  • August 19, 2017
    Only 20 minutes until closing but plenty of time and helpful staff. Even helped with family photo at the top. Kids loved it.  more »
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  • Lovely views all round. Only ten minutes walk from the town centre. The lighthouse provides a nice focal point on the Hoe. Very popular barbecue spot during the summer. Would recommend a visit if you have some time to kill and just want to unwind :)
  • Whether you're a uni student or a visitor this is a must do tourist attraction. For not even £4 each you can go up to the top and get some amazing views of both the sea and the city. It is truly an iconic symbol for Plymouth!
  • Beautiful place to be on a sunny day (or a cloudy one to be honest). I would recommend going up the tower, but the view is also great downstairs.
  • Lovely place to visit, day time lots of great family fun, great views and photo opportunity. also a handy meeting point during events if your party gets separated. However while not dangerous at night if traveling across the Hoe in the late hours especially in the summer steer clear of here & the darker areas of the hoe, as u'll often spot the more exhibitionist and passionate of the Plymouth community "the Dogger"
  • There's nothing to do here. It's a tired seafront that is in need of a tonne of work. Revolting

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