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Happisburgh Lighthouse

Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh NR12 0PY, England
01692650442
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Lovely part of Norfolk

Such a lovely quiet place to recharge your batteries. Lighthouse is quite something. Lovely dog... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
turcsi2018
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Unique experience

Took advantange of the fact that the lighthouse was open to the public on 1st April 2018. Walked to... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
999Norwich
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Norwich
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Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. Built in 1791 it was saved as a working light by the local community, it is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh NR12 0PY, England
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01692650442
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"nice souvenirs"
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"interesting experience"
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"private viewing"
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"dedicated volunteers"
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"informative talk"
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"small gift shop"
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"well worth a visit"
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"car park"
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"open to the public"
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"spiral staircase"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely quiet place to recharge your batteries. Lighthouse is quite something. Lovely dog friendly beach where you sometimes spot the odd seal swimming by! Sandy beach, and a lifeboat gift shop. Car parking close to beach (payable) and toilets too. If the sun...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Took advantange of the fact that the lighthouse was open to the public on 1st April 2018. Walked to the top where the lamp is and had a very informative talk from one of the volunteers. The talk not only told us about the light...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Arranged a special visit here for a small group for Hubby's birthday. This lighthouse is unique as it is now run and maintained by dedicated volunteers who campaigned against its closure. A special Act of Parliament was required to allow them - rather than Trinity...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not open on the day we took the walk around the village trail but we intend to visit on an open day. It appears to be a very well kept building accompanied by its two cottages

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I contacted the Light house keepers through their website to see if I could arrange a surprise viewing for my Wife while we were on holiday in the area recently. They responded very quickly and were most accommodating. We met Peter at the light house...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This charming lighthouse is apparently the oldest working lighthouse in East Anglia. It was was constructed in 1790 as one of a pair of candle-powered lights before being electrified in 1947.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. Gorgeous sandy stretch of beach with fabulous views. The play area at the car park is great too - the zip wire was a big hit. There are toilets and a place to buy coffee too.

Thank Katkuta
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

This red and white banded lighthouse can be seen from afar and we first saw this through an opening cut into the hedging at the East Ruston gardens. Built in 1790 it is now independently operated by a Trust. It is open on occasional Sundays...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Very busy bank holiday Monday in August on a sunny day. Good ticket system with numbers, so you get called to climb steps in groups of 15 . Great interesting guided talk after 90 steps before climbing the last ladder like 12 steps to top.Again...More

Thank Elaine W
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

If your in Norfolk and the light house is open you won't want to miss the climb to the top. Staff very informative about the only Lighthouse run by a trust and not trinity house. Views from the top are fantastic.

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