Exploring the Mayflower trail

The Mayflower trail follows the journey of the Mayflower Pilgrims, the ship and their voyage through villages, towns and cities.

Follow in the footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims.

Visit the birthplace of Williams Bradford and Brewster and trace their journeys as they began to worship in secret and made attempts to escape from England. Find out how they lived for over ten years in Leiden, Holland. The story of the Mayflower ship and her captain begins in Harwich, and then onto Rotherhithe in London. The onward journey includes Southampton, Dartmouth and finally Plymouth.

It was from Plymouth, England in September 1620 that the Mayflower and her passengers made their final voyage to the new world.

Discover the Mayflower Tours on sale and choose from driver guides to group tours, specialist tour guides or cruise excursions. Mayflower tours can last from a couple of days up to ten days and include accommodation in the locations of the Mayflower trail. Cruise excursions from key ports follow the path of the Pilgrims. Re-live the history by visiting the English locations and follow their voyage to Holland and back.

The cities, villages, ports where Mayflower history was written are all mentioned in detail in each of the Mayflower trail locations. Click to read the historic details of each location and the places worth visiting in each city. Choose from customised tours such as religious, cultural or walking and cycling tours and visit your favourite Mayflower destinations.

We also provide attractions and accommodation suggestions in each of the Mayflower trail locations to make the most of your visit.

Check our events program and find out more about the commemoration events starting in November 2019 and mark the 400th Mayflower Anniversary. Locations including Plymouth and Boston in England host a fantastic line up of Mayflower events worth visiting.


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  • mayflower-speedwellDestinations.png Mayflower & Speedwell Destinations
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  • Austerfield
  • Scrooby & Babworth
  • Gainsborough
  • Boston
  • Immingham
  • Worcestershire
  • Leiden, Holland
  • Harwich
  • Rotherhithe
  • Southampton
  • Dartmouth
  • Plymouth
  • Plymouth, USA

Explore the Mayflower Destinations

Visit the destinations in England, Holland and the USA that were key to the journey of the Mayflower and her passengers.

Read on for information about the Mayflower connections in each location; things to do and places to stay. 

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