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A plaque beside these steps commemorates Provincetown as the first landing spot for the Pilgrims in the New World.
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West Pier | The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2LR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the point where you can catch the ferry to take a trip in Plymouth Sound ..... a must when on your visit.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GrandadScotland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The steps do not actually exist, well, actually they are in the pub across the road. Plymouth council have it all wrapped up, so there's not access.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank LixtTricks
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Located in my favourite location in Plymouth, namely the Barbican. This is where the Founding Fathers of the United States of America set sail on the Mayflower. Currently under renovation for the 400 year celebrations of the sailing of the Mayflower which will take place...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Markfp1966
Reviewed 1 August 2019

Walking around here today yes they are still working on the Mayflower Steps when they will be finished nobody seems to know.But take a look SKY wards at the American flag can anyone tell me why on earth it is flying upside down.And why they...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank PlymouthAng
Reviewed 14 July 2019

The steps and the history are very special ,the views ,the boats from fishing to pleasure boats ,the vast selection of places to eat ,including the local caught fish and chips ,not to be missed .

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lindabaker21
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

I can't work out why some people are "bagging" this because restoration is in progress - you can still see the steps from the waterfront!

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Albywon
Reviewed 18 May 2019

It’s all still looking quite a mess down here. It would matter more if any of it was original or authentic rather than a 1920s ish commemorative confection. The replacement of most of the steps is coming along although they are so new and sharp...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jannerbloke
Reviewed 4 May 2019

Currently being refurbished ready for Mayflower 400 Mayflower Steps are the token place where the Pilgrim Fathers left for America even though the steps were not ther in 1620. A good place to celebrate their departure and follow up with a visit to the Mayflower...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Allan M
Reviewed 30 April 2019

These are undergoing restoration at the moment nothing to see at the moment surounded by scaffolding and wooden hoardings

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Cruiser804155
Reviewed 30 April 2019

This is historically where the Pilgrim Fathers left the country, but apparently it might not be. Just an arch and some steps on a harbourside. Worth 5 minutes and a photo, not much else. The surrounding memorial plaques are actually more interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jane C
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Jannerbloke
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Response from andysC5513AI |
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
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