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Mayflower Steps

West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
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A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.
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West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place have the stairs of the mayflower and other famous ships that left the dock for other places in the world. Not great, but worth checking out in Plymouth.

Thank Marius P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A recent daytime visit had me enthralled by the information on the plaques and wanting to find out more , Not original steps but the location and more could be made of this site if the locals had a mind to. It would have been...More

Thank alanw258
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to see both the departure point and arrival point of the pilgrims. The Mayflower steps were more impressive than Plymouth Rock.(It just a stone 🤔🤔).

Thank Colette B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wasted opportunity here to support visitor attendance. I know they are not the original steps but even so, this could be a focal point for visitors for an historic event which is famous on both sides of the Atlantic. The story, signage and publicity...More

Thank TJA950
Reviewed 30 October 2017

To stand where the pilgrim fathers stood and left England to sail to America was quite humbling. These steps stand as a testament to our fore fathers. Reflect.

Thank kevin d
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Situated in the historic Barbican area of Plymouth are these historic steps from where the Pigrim Fathers embarked for the New World in the Mayflower. Unpretentious yet impressive,bordered by the two national flags the area is easily accessible, an early morning visit will ensure local...More

Thank trevorbT9729GU
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Easy to overlook, not well mapped. Major part of our history. There could be more of the story here and better mapping to this place.

Thank Pink5026
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

After visiting the site of the commemorative plaque of the 1620 voyage, I was keen to learn more. While there were several other descriptive plaques around, I learned more from Wikipedia about the voyage than I did at the site. An interesting place to reflect...More

Thank chiccanadianchick
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Even though the Mayflower stopped here because of damage, it was the last spot it embarked from! Love seeing all the history England has to offer!

Thank Gretchen M
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

It is, of course, wonderful to see the Mayflower Steps and imagine the scene that took place here 400 years ago. However, I was rather dismayed at the memorial balcony's position, which, in my opinion, is far too close and protrudes too much over these...More

Thank lisamicklewright
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25 November 2015|
Response from Andy S |
No the quay was substantially developed over the last 400 years the real steps were roughly where the admiral mcbride pub is about 50 meters away