THE HOE, PLYMOUTH
Until 29 September 2012
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 4.30pm
From 2 October to 22 December & 5 January to 28 March 2013
Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 12pm & 1pm – 3pm
Adults - £2.50
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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