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Southwold Lighthouse

Stradbroke Rd | Centre of The Seaside Resort of Southwold, Southwold, England
+44 20 7481 6900
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Great little tour.

Went yesterday with my 7 year old daughter as she's been learning about lighthouses at school. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter W
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Must see

Really enjoyed a trip up the Lighthouse. Although I don’t remember their names, the couple running... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David H
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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
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Stradbroke Rd | Centre of The Seaside Resort of Southwold, Southwold, England
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+44 20 7481 6900
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went yesterday with my 7 year old daughter as she's been learning about lighthouses at school. The guide,Tim was knowledgeable about the history of the building and the veiws of the town were great from the top. Only lasted 30mins but saw all we need...More

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a trip up the Lighthouse. Although I don’t remember their names, the couple running it were lovely and very informative. Got to learn a lot about the workings of the Lighthouse and it’s importance. We were not rushed and encouraged to enjoy the...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Southwold was a great treat for my husband and I, as it was a significant place in his childhood. It was interesting for us to go back and relive old times for him. As for the town itself, it's very much like any other coastal...More

Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great visit with a lovely friendly welcome from a chap with an eyepatch who looked the part, to a fantastically entertaining guide on the top floor who was really lovely to listen to. She had great delivery and was really interesting and answered loads of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit on bank holiday Monday . Lots of steps to climb. Dont look down !! Very interesting and great views . The guide made it an enjoyable half an hour and no , you can’t see Holland ! I also like seeing...More

Thank The S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour guide Tim was very knowledgeable and entertaining. He made our visit extremely interesting and answered all of our questions. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank Sue T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on this tour yesterday, and it was really informative. There was only 6 adults (including the tour guide) and 1 child in the group which was probably just about the right amount of people. Any more and it would have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit very interesting. Beware there are a lot of stairs but well worth it for the views.

Thank Teresa B
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Good value ticket, knowledgeable guide, excellent views from the top. I try and visit every accessible light house.

Thank Mrg9999
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Loved our lighthouse visit! Our guide, Tim, was really knowledgeable about the history of the lighthouse and its operation. Our children found it all fascinating. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Fran C
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babyblue17
21 February 2018|
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Response from cathsharman123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they would love it
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totoisacat
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 :)
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madalaina
21 August 2016|
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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.
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