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Smeaton's Tower

The Hoe

Tel: 01752 304774

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Smeaton's Tower

Opening Times

Open All Year

* For full details please see below


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£2.60 per ticket
Child£1.30 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.




From 4 February to 29 March 2014

10am to 3pm Tuesday to Saturday

Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Closed Sunday and Monday

Please note: Smeaton's Tower may be closed on certain days for civil ceremonies. Please contact us for details.

Until Saturday 4 October 2014

10am to 5pm every day

Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Tuesday 7 October to Saturday 29 November 2014

10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Closed Sunday and Monday

Every Saturday from 6 December 2014 to 31 January 2015 (except 27 December 2014)

10am to 4pm each Saturday

Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Tuesday 3 February to Saturday 28 March 2015

10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

Last entries 30 minutes before closing

Closed Sunday and Monday






Adults - £2.60
Children (3-16) - £1.30
Child (under 3) - Free

Students/Seniors (over 60 years) - £1.60
Family Ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) - £7.50
Group - adults (5 or more) - £2.30
Group - seniors (5 or more aged over 60) - £1.30


A centerpiece on Plymouth's Hoe, Smeaton's Tower has become one of the South West's most well-known landmarks.

The lighthouse was originally built on the Eddystone reef in 1759 at a cost of £40,000, but was taken down in the early 1880s when it was discovered that the sea was undermining the rock it was standing on. Approximately two thirds of the structure was moved stone by stone to its current resting place on the Hoe.

Now standing at 72 foot high, Smeaton's Tower offers fantastic views of Plymouth Sound and the city from its lantern room which, along with the rest of the building, has been painstakingly restored to its original glory.

·         For images visit our flickr site.

·         For a further insight into the history of the Tower and the other Eddystone lighthouses both past and present visit our Eddystone lighthouses pages.




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