Smeaton's Tower

Hoe Rd, Plymouth PL1 2NZ
Hoe Road Plymouth England PL1 GB

This marvellous 72ft high lighthouse is Plymouth’s most well-known landmark and is a must to visit. Climb up 93 steps and go into the lantern room where you will get fantastic views of the city and Plymouth Sound which is a beautiful bay.

The red and white striped lighthouse was originally built on Eddystone reef in 1759, but was taken down in the 1880s as the sea was weakening the rock it was standing on. Nearly two thirds of the structure was dismantled and rebuilt on its current place on the Hoe, and it now stands proudly as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton.

Opening Times: 10am to 5pm in the summer holidays.
Throughout the rest of the year: closed Mondays (except bank holidays and during school summer holidays), Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Last entries 30 minutes before closing, but please check website as sometimes it is closed for civil ceremonies.


Adult £3
Child (5-16 yrs) £1.50
Carers Half price
Student / Senior (over 60) on production of ID (student card, Student Union card, bus pass) £2
Child (under 5) Free
Family ticket (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £8.50
For all group bookings (10 or more) please contact  Or ring 01752 374774