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Immingham, North Lincolnshire

The year following the trial of the Scrooby congregation at Boston Guildhall, the Pilgrims made another attempt to escape, thiss time successfully. the Separatists secured the services of a Dutch boat and its captain to take them to Holland.

The Dutch captain set sail from Immingham Creek with only the men at first. The women and children who took refuge in St Andrew's Church, joined later.

St Andrew's Church
Pilgrims Memorial, Immingham

Immingham Creek is now part of the port of Immingham, the largest port by tonnage in the country.

St Andrew's Church, boasting over 800 years of history,  welcomes visitors to re-discover the Mayflower story. On the nearby green you'll see a memorial to those who made the journey, created using rock from Plymouth, Massachusetts.


Chorley, Lancashire

Chorley is a popular Lancashire market town steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside with strong connections to the story of Mayflower military advisor Myles Standish.

Next to the town centre you'll find the impressive Grade I listed historic house, Astley Hall. The estate boasts acres of stunning parkland, a scenic walled garden, an exciting pets corner and not forgetting Cafe Ambio.

Astley Hall

Myles Standish, was a resourceful and brave military advisor. He accompanied the Pilgrims to New Plymouth and help found the colonies in America.

There are many sites in the borough that link to the Standishes and these form part of a trail that provide a great opportunity to explore the area and learn more about one of the Mayflower's key protagonists.


Worcester, Worcestershire

Pilgrim Edward Winslow was born and schooled in the historic city of Worcester. Edward was one of the senior leaders of the Mayflower and later Governor of the Plymouth colony. Worcester is home to the magnificent Cathedral where Winslow attended school before heading to London for an apprenticeship.

Worcester Cathedral

Rotherhithe

Rotherhithe, Southwark - London

Rotherhithe has a long seafaring and ship building history and was the place where Christopher Jones, the captain and part owner of the Mayflower, and many of the crew lived.

In July 1620 the Mayflower sailed from Rotherhithe to join another ship, the Speedwell, in Southampton. The Mayflower Pub, considered to be the oldest pub on the River Thames, sits close to the site where the ship was moored, head inside to view the book of descendants.


Dorking Surrey

Dorking is in the heart of the Surrey Hills, a quintessentially English town home to Mayflower passenger William Mullins and his family. Today you can visit Mullins Coffee Shop for a delicious bite to eat in the old Mullins family home.

Discover more about the family alongside six other passengers who travelled on the Mayflower, at the fascinating Dorking Museum.

Mullins Coffee Shop
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Plymouth

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Visit Plymouth as part of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' world-changing voyage to America. Discover what there is to see and do and how to arrive by train.
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Harwich

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The place where it all began, explore the historic port where the Mayflower is believed to have been built & learn more about the ships captain who called Harwich home.
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