Plymouth Hoe is the Jewel in Plymouths Crown and is full of history with outstanding views on a clear day.
At the far eastern end is the Royal Citadel which was built in the 17th Century and has been in continuous use ever since.
The Royal Citadel
Dominating the skyline is Smeatons Tower which was a revolutionary design in it's time and is still used for todays lighthouses. It was built on the Eddystone and would probably still have been there today had its foundations not started to crack. The people of Plymouth collected enough money for the tower to be transported block by block to the Hoe to be re-erected as a permanant reminder to the skill of Smeaton.
One of the more macabre sights to be found is a small granite block set into a footpath which has a cross and a number 3 incised in it. It marks the spot where three Royal Marines were executed in 1797 in front of tens of thousands of local people and soldiers. It was to be Plymouths last public Execution
On the city side of the war memorial is a sensory garden and depending on the time of year is worth the time to visit.
The Hoe is busy all year round so stealth will be needed to retrieve the cache. It is well hidden and you may find a thin coin or similar will help with retrieval. Parking is available all around the Hoe but is Pay and Display only I'm afraid. Motorcycling Opencachers though can park free in several marked bays along the Hoe esplanade, one of which is quite close to the cache.