Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Plymouth, United Kingdom


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.2 km
Ascend 12 m
Descend 42 m

Explore Plymouth in United Kingdom with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Plymouth

Sight 1: Plymouth Hoe

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Plymouth Hoe this version: Smalljim, original: Mark.murphy / CC BY 3.0

Plymouth Hoe, referred to locally as the Hoe, is a large south-facing open public space in the English coastal city of Plymouth. The Hoe is adjacent to and above the low limestone cliffs that form the seafront and it commands views of Plymouth Sound, Drake's Island, and across the Hamoaze to Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. The name derives from the Anglo-Saxon word hoh, a sloping ridge shaped like an inverted foot and heel.

Wikipedia: Plymouth Hoe (EN)

65 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 2: War Memorial

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The Plymouth Naval Memorial is a war memorial in Plymouth, Devon, England which is dedicated to British and Commonwealth sailors who were lost in World War I and World War II with no known grave.

Wikipedia: Plymouth Naval Memorial (EN)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: Smeaton's Tower

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Smeaton's Tower is a redundant lighthouse, now a memorial to civil engineer John Smeaton, designer of the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. A major step forward in lighthouse design, Smeaton's structure was in use from 1759 to 1877, until erosion of the ledge it was built upon forced new construction. The tower was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in Plymouth, Devon, where it stands today.

Wikipedia: Smeaton's Tower (EN)

174 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Armada Memorial

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The Armada Memorial is a monument on Plymouth Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, England. Built in 1888, the monument celebrates the tercentenary of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, which was sighted by English captains stationed in the city. It is a granite structure, decorated with bronze crests and a statue of Britannia.

Wikipedia: Armada Memorial (EN)

722 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: The Mayflower Steps

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The Mayflower Steps are close to the site in the Barbican area of Plymouth, south-west England, from which the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have finally left England aboard the Mayflower on 6 September 1620, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean to settle in North America. The traditional site of their disembarkation in North America is Plymouth Rock.

Wikipedia: Mayflower Steps (EN)


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