Smeaton's Tower

Smeaton's Tower information

Location
Plymouth , England
Address
The Hoe
Telephone
+44 1752 304774
More information
www.plymouth.gov.uk/museumsmeatonstower
Prices
adult/child £2.60/1.30
Opening hours
10am-4.30pm Apr-Sep, to 3pm Tue-Sat Oct, Nov, Feb & Mar
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The red-and-white stripes of Smeaton's Tower rise from the middle of the Plymouth Hoe headland. The whole 70ft structure used to stand on the Eddystone Reef, 14 miles offshore, and was transferred here, brick by brick, in the 1880s. For an insight into past lighthouse keepers' lives, head up 93 stone steps and through the circular rooms to emerge onto an open-air platform with stunning views of the city, Dartmoor and the sea.