- Open to the public
50° 30'.848 N 002° 27'.384 W (not for navigation purposes)
For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank lying three miles offshore.
The ‘Lighthouse Visitor centre’ at Portland Bill is owned and operated independently from the actual tower lighthouse therefore there are occasions that the tower lighthouse would be closed to the public, whereas the ‘Lighthouse Visitor Centre’ would remain open. Further details on the 'Lighthouse Visitor Centre' opening times can be found here.
Tours of Portland Bill Lighthouse are organised by The Crown Estate under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.
Advanced booking is not necessary.
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Portland Bill Lighthouse has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor for 2014.
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Opening times at our Visitor Centres vary. Click on the calendar below for details.
Prompt arrival at the Visitor Centre is essential. If you arrive late we regret we can not guarantee entry and your visit may be cancelled.
|Senior Citizens & Students||£3.00|
|Children (up to 16yrs)||£3.00|
|Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)||£12.00|
Please telephone in advance for group bookings of ten or more people (see Contact Details above).
Health & Safety
We want everybody to have an enjoyable experience at our Visitor Centres and believe safety is a key contributor to people leaving with smiles on their faces. We have a few rules we enforce and would be grateful if you could take the time to familiarise yourself with them.
Health & Safety Guidelines