What’s at Smeaton’s Tower
*Smeaton’s Tower is closed over the winter for repainting. It 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.
Approximately two thirds of the structure was moved stone by stone to its current resting place on the Hoe.
Now standing at 72 foot high, Smeaton’s Tower offers fantastic views of Plymouth Sound and the city from its lantern room which, along with the rest of the building, has been painstakingly restored to its original glory. Experience lighthouse life as you climb to the top!
See a history of the Tower and the other Eddystone lighthouses both past and present, if you’d like to find out more about this special landmark.
The Lantern Room and the Entrance Way at Smeaton's Tower are licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, commitment ceremonies, re-affirmation of vows and naming ceremonies.
Join Mr Isambard Kingdom Brunel on Plymouth Hoe as he introduces two of our amazing structures in Plymouth. This outdoor activity uses a phone and is for children aged 7+.