Feel the exhilarating sea air when you climb the 93 steps to the top of Smeatons Tower, and then look out over the Hoe and Plymouth City.
Looking out across the water from the Lantern Room you will see views of Plymouth Sound – the gateway to Europe and beyond.
During the 1930’s many of the greatest transatlantic ocean liners would have been seen regularly in the Sound, embarking or disembarking passengers and mail. These included the White Star Line’s “Olympic” (“Titanic’s” sister ship), Cunard’s “Mauretania” (holder of the “Blue Riband” 1905-35) and “Queen Mary” (now moored at Long Beach, California), the “Ile de France”, “Normandie”, “George Washington”, “Leviathan” and others.
Earlier, during the First World War, the 33,000 men of the Canadian Expeditionary Force were disembarked here from a fleet of 32 liners upon their arrival in the Sound. See it all from the heights of Smeaton Tower.
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