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Address: West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
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+44 1752 264849

A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing...

A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.

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Nearly missed it.

We walked straight past - partly because it was pouring with rain. They could make more of it I think.

Reviewed 30 January 2017
Wells, United Kingdom
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Wells, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We walked straight past - partly because it was pouring with rain. They could make more of it I think.

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Located down on the Barbican, the archway is a good place for a tourist (American ideally) to get a photograph of where their history all began.

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Pincher Creek, Canada
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Reviewed 19 December 2016

It was a warm sunny day when we visited the Mayflower Steps. For us, it was a wonderful sense of awe looking back into history; a sense of wonder as to how those Pilgrims felt as they stepped down the same stone steps as we were standing on, and left what they regarded as civilization, not knowing their fate and... More 

Thank Brian M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

Its been years since I visited this place, the plaques were informative, and the place is well maintained. Worth a look if you are in the area.

Thank lamaryder
Norwich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 December 2016

As an American who lives in the UK, and finally making my way over to Devon and Cornwall, this spot in Plymouth was a bit obligatory. Having worked with many a bloke from Plymouth over my years in the offshore oil industry, their stories of the anticlimactic nature of these steps was not overstated in the least. At the time... More 

Thank James L
North East Coast
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

This has got a bit OTT with Mayflower plaques etc, but evocative for reminding ourselves of the search for religious freedom and the sheer unpreparedness of the travellers, and the risks they took. Conditions on that ship were truly appalling.

Thank GillyPNorthEastCoast
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2016

The steps are good to visit to see where the Mayflower departed for the Americas. Good on a nice sunny day or a clear crisp evening with the lights on the water behind.

Thank Janet S
Santa Monica, California
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I spent Thanksgiving 2015 here. it was great! Soon (2020) it will be 400 years since the Pilgrims sailed. The 'real' steps are underneath the ladies toilet in the Pub Admiral McBride... Go see the landlord and have a beer.

Thank Ian A
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

It is nice to imagine these are the steps that Pilgrims departed for a new life in the new world seeking religious freedom in 1620. The steps are more symbolic rather than historic. It at least maintains Plymouth links to the early colonies of America and the spot where the Pilgrim Fathers departed from on the Mayflower. It is a... More 

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Widnes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Not quite sure how they can be described as the Mayflower steps when in actual fact they're not! I was told by locals that the real steps are supposedly underneath a local pub called 'The Admiral Macbride'. It's a nice idea to have a photo here particularly if you're a visiting American but it's quite disappointing to discover it isn’t... More 

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