Smeaton's Tower

Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Smeaton's Tower is one of the South West's most well-known landmarks and is the centrepiece on Plymouth Hoe. Originally the lighthouse was built on the Eddystone reef in 1759 but it was taken down in the early 1880s because the sea was undermining the rock it stood on. The lighthouse was then dismantled and moved stone by stone to its current position on the Hoe.

Today you can climb the 93 steps to the Lantern Room and the top and enjoy the great views of the city and Plymouth Sound.

Places to visit nearby

Plymouth, the largest city in the South West, has beautiful scenery, a wealth of attractions and a fascinating maritime history.

Nearby attractions

Plymouth Hoe is undoubtedly the heart of the city, and offers incredible views out across Plymouth Sound, Mount Batten and the Cornish coast.

Plymouth Boat Trips is Plymouth's premier fishing, ferry and cruising company. Located on the historic Barbican, they offer fun packed fishing trips and relaxing harbour cruising as well as regular ferry departures from the...

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