Plymouth Hoe

Visit the Mayflower Steps and attend many of the key celebrations

For more than a thousand years Plymouth's spectacular waterfront has bustled with adventurers, emigrants, merchant traders, soldiers and sailors. Including, of course, the last stop for the Mayflower before its epic voyage across the Atlantic, marked today by the 'Mayflower Steps'.

Plymouth is one of the key areas that was part of the Mayflower 400 commemorations in 2020/2021. Find out more about the city's Mayflower story on the official Mayflower400 website.

Mayflower Steps in Plymouth, England
Train en route to Plymouth with views out to sea on the Devon coast


Plymouth is on the main line from London to Cornwall. Arrive in just 3 hours 20 minutes.

You'll travel along the stunning Devon coast line at Dawlish and Teignmouth (pictured), one of Britain's most scenic stretches of railway.
Plymouth station is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre. See map.

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Take the scenic route and explore Mayflower 400 by rail
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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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