To commemorate the spot from which the Mayflower sailed for the New World, a white archway, erected in 1934 and capped with the flags of Britain and the United States, stands at the base of Plymouth’s West Pier, on the Barbican. Incorporating a granite monument that was erected in 1891, the site is referred to as both the Mayflower Steps and the Memorial Gateway.

The Barbican is a mass of narrow streets, old houses, and quay-side shops selling antiques, brass work, old prints, and books. Fishing boats still unload their catches at the wharves, and passenger-carrying ferryboats run short harbor cruises.

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