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Mayflower Steps

Mayflower Steps

Visit the world famous Mayflower Steps, the spot close to the site on the Barbican from which it is believed the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for North America in 1620.

Historic Attractions

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  1. Smeaton's Tower

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    Smeaton's Tower

    Type

    Tower

    Location

    Plymouth

    One of the world's most famous lighthouses built by John Smeaton in 1759 on the Eddystone Rocks, (14 miles SW of Plymouth). It was moved to the Hoe in 1884 when a new lighthouse replaced it. Stunning views of Plymouth Sound.....

    Price

    from £1.30 to £2.60 Per Ticket
  2. Devonport Guildhall & Column

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    Devonport Guildhall & Column

    Location

    Plymouth

  3. The Mayflower Steps

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    The Mayflower Steps

    Type

    Historic Site

    Location

    Plymouth

    The Mayflower Steps are close to the site in the Barbican area of Plymouth, from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to settle in North America on 6 Sept 16 1620

  4. Plymouth Guildhall

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    Plymouth Guildhall

    Type

    Public Hall

    Location

    Plymouth

    Commanding an imposing position on Royal Parade, Plymouth Guildhall is situated in the heart of the city at the crossroads of the city's modern shopping centre and the approach to the historic Plymouth Hoe and magnificent foreshore.

  5. Elizabethan Gardens

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    Elizabethan Gardens

    Type

    Formal Garden

    Location

    Plymouth

    This delightful little garden is an oasis of tranquility in a sea of shoppers and tourist activity,in a street that was new in the 16th century, when wealthy merchants built their houses here.

  6. Plymouth Gin Outside

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    Plymouth Gin Distillery

    Type

    Distillery

    Location

    Plymouth

    Black Friars Distillery, the working home of Plymouth Gin since 1793, is the oldest working gin distillery in England - take a guided tour and learn about the art of making the world-famous Plymouth Gin.

    Price

    Free
  7. Crownhill Fort

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    Crownhill Fort

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Location

    Plymouth

    The Fort at Crownhill is the best preserved of Lord Palmerston’s Ring of Fire which surrounded Plymouth in Victorian times, protecting the Royal Dockyard at Devonport from French attack and bombardment.

  8. Cotehele

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    Cotehele

    Type

    Historic House/Palace

    Location

    Saltash

    Built c1485-1627 and was a home of the Edgcumbe family for centuries. Its granite and slatestone walls contain intimate chambers adorned with tapestries.

  9. Dartmoor Tors

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    Dartmoor Tors

    Type

    Waymarked Trail

    Location

    Newton Abbot

    There are a lot of tors on Dartmoor and to many people they give one of the most characteristic features of the moor.

  10. Buckland Abbey

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    Buckland Abbey

    Type

    Abbey/Priory

    Location

    Yelverton

    700-year-old home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville

    In the 13th century, Buckland Abbey was home to the Cistercian monks who built the abbey and the incredible Great Barn and farmed the then vast estate.

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