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Southwold Lighthouse

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Great day out !

A private part of 6 treated to a truly enthusiastic and informative tour of Southwold Lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diss, United Kingdom
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Well kept building

There is a lot oh history in this building. The visit is not expensive and there is a lot to learn... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Norwich, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Stradbroke Rd | Centre of The Seaside Resort of Southwold, Southwold, England
+44 20 7481 6900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A private part of 6 treated to a truly enthusiastic and informative tour of Southwold Lighthouse - our guide was none other than Brad .. A warm greeting followed by a continuous stream of interesting facts and figures about the lighthouse and surrounding area !...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

There is a lot oh history in this building. The visit is not expensive and there is a lot to learn. Amazing place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pessssinawizzy
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic informative visit! We made it up the 92 steps phew and Brad our guide was brilliant in his knowledge & history of the lighthouse. We then climbed another 21 steps up to the light chamber where Brad provided further historical details, very witty &...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit. Very informative guide..and so pleased to find it open when we passed today - thank you Tim

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

we went to visit Southwold as my partners paternal grandparents took him there when he was little, on the way back to the car I wanted to go up the lighthouse, what a good choice that was !, absolutely fantastic staff, very informative and interesting,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

We have just come down from southwold lighthouse having intended visiting for few years, why didn t we do this sooner? Really interesting, loads of information given out with clarity, humour and authority by Tim. Who'd have thpught there was so much to know about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kmwyeth
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This is still a working lighthouse. You can climb up to the top and into the light chamber. The views are sensational and it is a very interesting and fascinating place to visit. One learns the history of lighthouses back to Henry VIII

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jean F
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This was our first visit to the lighthouse although we have been visiting Southwold for many years. So pleased that this iconic landmark is now open to the public. It is only open from 2pm till 4pm on certain days and I would advise checking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cath b
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse is only open 2 - 4pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday but is so worth a visit. The views from the top are fantastic and our guide (Tom, I think) was excellent. He gave a lot of local history as well as clearly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Simba31
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Visits are by party with a guide as the lighthouse is still operational. Lots of steps as you would imagine but great views from the light gallery and a very informative talk from the guide including technical and historic facts. I felt the visit was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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21 February 2018|
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Response from cathsharman123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they would love it
29 July 2017|
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Response from Will H | Reviewed this property |
You can, but there are usually tickets available on the door - however you may not get the time slot you want. Good value tour though :)
21 August 2016|
Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, 1100 - 1300 and 1400 - 1600 on the 24th and 25th August. Closed on 22nd and 23rd. You could phone 01255 245156 to check.