Flamborough Head Lighthouse visitor centre

Tours of Flamborough Head Lighthouse are organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House

A lighthouse was first built on the Flamborough Headland in 1669 but was never lit. The current lighthouse was built in 1806 and acts as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic as well as marking the Flamborough Headland for vessels heading for the ports of Scarborough and Bridlington.

Admission prices

Adults £5.00
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 2 children)
Additional child £1.00
Child (up to 15 years)

Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
Group bookings (out of hours) £75.00 minimum charge

Flamborough Head Lighthouse Visitor Centre accepts both cash and cheques.

Advance / Group Bookings

Please make initial enquiries with Sewerby Hall and Gardens in advance for group bookings of ten or more people (sewerby.hall@eastriding.gov.uk 01262 673769). For groups of less than 10, tickets are purchased on the day, directly from the Visitor Centre.

Please note, Trinity House reserves the right to close for operational reasons at short notice.

Give Wildlife Space

It is normal for seals to rest on land, so we need to leave them there. Disturbance is damaging for a seal.

When seal watching:

  • Keep quiet (so Seals can’t hear us)
  • Keep out of sight (so Seals can’t see us)
  • Keep downwind (so Seals can’t smell us)
  • Keep well away: Use your zoom, binoculars or telescope
  • Do not take Seal selfies
  • Do not feed wild Seals
  • Do not fly drones near Seals
  • Do not name/promote Seal sites on social media
  • Litter kills wildlife: Please take it home


Flamborough Head Lighthouse is located 1.2 miles from the village of Flamborough on the B1259.


A car park is situated next to the lighthouse.

Group Bookings

Please telephone in advance for group bookings of ten or more people (see Contact Details above).

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.