In use from 1759 to 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in Plymouth, Devon, where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, a celebrated civil engineer.
…there are fantastic views of Plymouth Sound and the city!
A centrepiece on Plymouth’s Hoe, Smeaton’s Tower has become one of the South West’s most well-known landmarks and is a VisitEngland Quality Assured Visitor Attraction.
The lighthouse is currently closed for repainting and will re-open in spring 2020.
The lighthouse was originally built on the Eddystone reef in 1759 at a cost of £40,000, but was taken down in the early 1880s when it was discovered that the sea was undermining the rock it was standing on.
Smeaton’s Tower (or Smeaton’s Light) was the third of four famous lighthouses have been built to mark the dangerous Eddystone Reef, 14 miles south west of Plymouth.
A centrepiece on Plymouth's Hoe, Smeaton's Tower has become one of the South West's most well-known landmarks.