Spring Throwback: Smeatons Tower, Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth is “Britain’s Ocean City”, and being a Seaside City one of the coolest and most identifiable landmarks we have is Smeatons Tower.

an image from PCC ‘s Flickr Gallery

Smeatons Tower is an interesting one, 72 feet high this lighthouse was moved brick by brick (or at least two thirds of it were!) from the Eddystone Reef to The Hoe. This lighthouse is as much a part of Plymouth as Captin Jaspers or Plymouth Argyle, bit few Plymouthians have actually been in and up the lighthouse. That’s what I did this Spring.

It has multiple levels which have been designed to look how they would when the lighthouse was originally built and in use, each level has a different bit of history to discover. Once your at the top you can either stay inside the glass enclosure, or venture out to feel the wind and really experience the amazing views.

I dragged my brother up with me and it was such a good experience. It was quiet so we had the deck to ourselves, and the chap selling the tickets was happy for us to take as long as we wanted!

It has the most amazing views of Plymouth, across the sound,along the Hoe and the Citadel. All for the cost of £4, which also gets you access to Mayflower Museum.

Here are a few photos from the top:




Sally preferring to stay at ground level
Perfect spot for a selfie

If you haven’t climbed Smeatons Tower do it! It’s something a little different, and probably thr best selfie backdrop in all of Plymouth! 😉

– Emily

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