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

Didn't realise that this is what they're known as, but it's a good spot for a photograph, and a piece of history, so be sure to stop off during your walk around the Barbican.

Thank c0rnishHK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historic marker is where the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have boarded the Mayflower to set sail for America and religious freedom. In fact the actual steps have long since disappeared, but this marker, with its balcony overlooking Plymouth Sound is a worth tribute...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Barbican primarily in order to stop at the tourist information office and came upon the Mayflower Steps somewhat by accident. We were glad we did because the display was very nicely done and told a very touching story with which I had...More

Thank BackpackerNoMore62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Situated on the Barbican the visitors to our City love this place and it's history as the Pilgrime Fathers left from here. As its on the Barbican with all its lovely shops cafes resterants bars etc it really would be a pity to visit and...More

Thank Deejayne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an American, I found the Mayflower Steps to be very interesting - bringing history to life. Honestly, the steps are in the general area - but this was good enough for me!!

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is where the whole invasion of America began! Worth a look if you are a history nut. The museum across the street has more to look at.

Thank Rexflash
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Several plaques and displays surround the steps used by the Pilgrims departing on the Mayflower. There is also a list of the passengers posted on the wall of a nearby pub. Worth the stop if you're interested in American history.

Thank treborz1
Reviewed 15 September 2018

It took a while to get here. We followed the signs but they dont seem to go anywhere but in a circle. We found our way by accident and then the footbridge was closed with a temporary route. The steps itself were interesting with lots...More

Thank von1941
Reviewed 7 September 2018

There is a small arch built over a few steps leading down to the sea with a few plaques. Not really a great sight but it is historic and worth seeing if in the area but don't bother to make a special trip!!

Thank Photophilplym
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Not sure why. Hope there’s a reason. Why would the American flag ever be removed, even if there has recently been an effort to draw attention to the lack of adequate recognition for the role of the British merchant navy in both World Wars?

Thank Jannerbloke
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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