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Mayflower Steps

West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
+44 7538 199694
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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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"pilgrim fathers"
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"set sail"
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"departure point"
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"piece of history"
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"left england"
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"stone steps"
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"great photo opportunity"
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"religious freedom"
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"plymouth rock"
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"history surrounding"
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"an interesting place"
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"barbican area of plymouth"
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"great history"
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"worth a visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One could argue that this venue has been overblown, but given the significance of what occurred here one should walk through this gate with the history of the world in your arms. Couple this with a visit to the musuem on the other side of...More

Thank IndyandDinker
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rich heritage tucked away what a waste of an opportunity to bring tourists to Plymouth and particularly Americans. Whom ever is responsible for tourism in Plymouth really needs to expand their experiences and apply them more dynamically to help Plymouth future status as most visit...More

Thank Adrian H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is obviously a historic setting off point but really not much to see here apart from the many plaques describing events from the past as the original steps are long gone.

Thank Gordon H
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

enjoyed walking this area with many choices for restaurants also the view along the water very good . Great for pictures of the dock area.

Thank rknack2017
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Basically a concrete pier with steps leading down to the water with a commemorative plaque marking the departure point of the Mayflower for America.to begin settlement of the New England states in 1620.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Situated roughly at the end of the popular Barbican area, a stone entrance has been erected over the site of the departure to the new world. There are also several explanatory plaques. Good to see, especially if you are in this interesting part of the...More

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

The historic context of the Mayflower steps is quite interesting, but the stairs are quite disappointing. Nevertheless it's worth going there as the history of the area and especially of the harbour is quite exciting. There are a number of commemorative plaques which provide some...More

Thank HAT_Austria
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

There is not a lot to the actual steps themselves (which are not the original ones or probably even the original location). However there are quite a number of informative plaques which commemorate the many significant departures from and landings at Plymouth over the centuries....More

Thank Andrew R
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

After visiting Plymouth gin factory where the men who left for America in 1620 spent their last night in England, was Monastery at the time, did not become gin factory until 1793 ( ladies spent their last night in different building ), a visit to...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Just been there . Great historic place . You should go there! If you have a wheelchair of pram, you may struggle because like the name says, there are steps.😃

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Jannerbloke
25 November 2015|
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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
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