Southwold Lighthouse visitor centre

Tours of Southwold Lighthouse are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House

Southwold Lighthouse stands in the middle of the historic resort of Southwold, in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. The lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating the east coast and guides vessels making for Southwold Harbour.

Tours of Southwold Lighthouse are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

Admission prices

Adults£4.00
Children

Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
£3.00
Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £12.00


Advanced Booking

Advanced booking is not necessary, tickets are purchased on the day, directly from the Visitor Centre. At exceptionally busy times, such as school holidays, you may be offered tickets for the next available tour.

Tours take approximately 30 minutes and are on the hour and half hour (please see opening times calendar).


Please note that Southwold Lighthouse Visitor Centre only accepts cash payments.

Out of hours group bookings

Private tours for school parties and special interest groups/clubs of 10 or more people, outside of normal opening hours, can be arranged by prior agreement. Two teachers/helpers are admitted free for schools/other special interest groups (2 free in a group of 15).
Please note a minimum charge applies for these visits. Cash or cheque payments are accepted for group bookings.


Southwold is situated at the end of the A1095, 4 miles from the A12 at Blythburgh or 4.5 miles from Wrentham via the B1127.

Parking

Parking is available on public roads close to the lighthouse. Car parks are also located at the pier and harbour.