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Plymouth Hoe

Plymouth Hoe is a large public space in Plymouth, England, adjacent to the seafront, commanding magnificent views across Plymouth Sound, of Drake's Island, and across the Hamoaze to Mount Edgecombe Park in Cornwall.

Smeatons Tower, a former Eddystone Lighthouse which was moved here in 1877, is a prominent landmark on the Hoe, overlooking Tinside Pool, a unique 1930's outdoor Lido which sits upon the limestone shoreline at the base of the cliff.

It is on Plymouth Hoe that Sir Francis Drake is believed to have played bowls prior to his famous assault on the Spanish Armada.

The word Hoe is Anglo-Saxon in derivation meaning a high position and this is a precise description of this piece of ground.