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Address: West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
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A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing...

A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.

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Stand inside the archway and re live done history

Wonderfull sunny spot last Saturday standing here and grabbing a little of plymouthian history .i liked the story in bronze which surrounds the mayflower view point a nice... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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Braunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderfull sunny spot last Saturday standing here and grabbing a little of plymouthian history .i liked the story in bronze which surrounds the mayflower view point a nice touch. Continue and go and Explore the surrounding Barbican lovely views ,it's buzzing and such a great place to people watch,have a cofee outside or a relaxing drink with friends mixed array... More 

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Hengoed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

History, Then there's places eat, places to drink, cafes, places to drink . then there's more places to drink. Plymouth Gin , More places to drink. Cant remember much after this

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Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked straight past - partly because it was pouring with rain. They could make more of it I think.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Located down on the Barbican, the archway is a good place for a tourist (American ideally) to get a photograph of where their history all began.

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Pincher Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

It was a warm sunny day when we visited the Mayflower Steps. For us, it was a wonderful sense of awe looking back into history; a sense of wonder as to how those Pilgrims felt as they stepped down the same stone steps as we were standing on, and left what they regarded as civilization, not knowing their fate and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Its been years since I visited this place, the plaques were informative, and the place is well maintained. Worth a look if you are in the area.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

As an American who lives in the UK, and finally making my way over to Devon and Cornwall, this spot in Plymouth was a bit obligatory. Having worked with many a bloke from Plymouth over my years in the offshore oil industry, their stories of the anticlimactic nature of these steps was not overstated in the least. At the time... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This has got a bit OTT with Mayflower plaques etc, but evocative for reminding ourselves of the search for religious freedom and the sheer unpreparedness of the travellers, and the risks they took. Conditions on that ship were truly appalling.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The steps are good to visit to see where the Mayflower departed for the Americas. Good on a nice sunny day or a clear crisp evening with the lights on the water behind.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I spent Thanksgiving 2015 here. it was great! Soon (2020) it will be 400 years since the Pilgrims sailed. The 'real' steps are underneath the ladies toilet in the Pub Admiral McBride... Go see the landlord and have a beer.

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