Lighthouse visitor centres

Six of our lighthouses are open to the public at certain times of the year

Portland Bill is open on selected dates, please check their page for further information.

Southwold Lighthouse is also open on selected dates. Tours are being offered by Adnams - please see their page below for further details and booking information.

South Stack Lighthouse is open daily.

Longstone Lighthouse is currently closed and we are awaiting updates on the 2024 opening

Start Point Lighthouse is open on selected dates throughout the summer of 2024

Flamborough Lighthouse is open on selected dates throughout the summer of 2024

Visit one of the six lighthouses that we open to the public and experience for yourselves the unique life and the often spectacular locations that lighthouse keepers enjoyed. Each lighthouse has an informative guided tour, complete with panoramic views from the lantern room at the top of the lighthouse.

As each lighthouse is an operational aid to navigation performing a vital safety function for the mariner, there are a few restrictions that apply, so to find out more please read the Health and Safety Guidelines to make sure that you get the best out of your visit! If you have any questions about opening hours or admission rates, please remember to contact the lighthouse in advance.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

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Health & Safety

There are a few rules to ensure you have a safe visit. These include:

  • wear sensible footwear (e.g. not flip flops)
  • all visitors (including children) must be able to ascend and descend the stairs unaided

Please read the Health and Safety guidelines before you set off.