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“Lovely part of Norfolk”

Happisburgh Lighthouse
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 contributions. The lighthouse is open to the public on occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the summer. Private visits can also be arranged throughout the year for individuals or groups.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift
Reviewed 27 April 2018 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 is shinning an ideal place for a family day out but even I. The rain who diesn’t Want to see the sea!

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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 house itself but about the coast line around the lighthouse and some of the history of the area. Well organised and all carried out by dedicated volunteers. Cracking.

Thank 999Norwich
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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 House - to run the light.
So your visit helps support a very special light. Look on their website first to see when/how you can access it.
It is a hollow tower light so if you don't like open high staircases be warned. I don't, but was happy to view a video, look at various books and display boards whilst the rest of the group went up. The volunteers are knowledgeable so you will have a really exceptional tour

Thank SwordMaiden
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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

Thank dennisgreeno
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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 exactly as agreed.
He is so knowledgeable and engaging an hour flashed by with so many new facts and stories of the history of the light house and local area.
Highly recommended and will definitely visit again.

Thank 829RichardH829
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