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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 days ago

When you stand in a spot that is so rooted in history it is hard not to be in awe. I never thought I would come to the place where the Pilgrims departed from. Simply amazing.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LoriM732
Reviewed 1 January 2019

What’s the time scale for the completion of whatever works are being carried out here? It’s been shrouded in hoggish boarding for many weeks now. Very difficult to work out what is going on.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

It's not worth visiting the steps at the moment, because they are behind some hoarding and the view from the top path is masked by scaffolding ! We needed to take photos for a project, but we're unable to get a view worth recording. Hopefully...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

Plymouth harbour is worth a visit for 1/2 a day. The Mayflower steps are interesting to see after visiting the Mayflower museum as they then have some context. The narrow old streets around the harbour are lovely to wander around after seeing the steps.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JaneSmithxyz
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank c0rnishHK
Reviewed 29 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BackpackerNoMore62
Reviewed 19 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deejayne
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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!!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 15 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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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