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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Even in the driving rain and intense winds, this is a place not to be missed. The shocking beauty of the place and the total possibility that you could be blown off a cliff to your death will make you feel alive!

Thank reqbat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know where the middle of nowhere is? Well, try the Butt of Lewis. We were really impressed by the views on this northernmost point of the Isle of Lewis. It was stunning. The pictures are the best illustration.

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Next stop America! So have to visit this place- windy, lonely, exposed- but amazing views, incredible cliffs and astonishing waves though thankfully on day we visited not teaching the cliff tops! Apart from car parking no other facilities - but nearby Ness has a cafe.

Thank 1949etwall
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This lighthouse is a little out of the way, so you need a car to reach it, and honestly the lighthouse is not the focus. While it is nice, and one of the few brick lighthouses left, the real attraction is the view. The cliffs...More

1  Thank Cdockrey
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I always think its a shame that there aren't many lighthouses that you can go up anymore so sometimes the locations aren't very interesting. This is certainly not the case here. If you are afraid of heights you might want to stay well clear of...More

Thank AndyR3250
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Great place to see. Do go along the path on the left to the whale watching station on the top. Amazing views and a good chance (if the sea is calm) of seeing some whales. Marvellous views even without any whales.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Numerous visits over the years and a recent one in rain and wind. I am. Never disappointed by the red brick of the lighthouse itself. To stand and look up at the vastness of the structure without any obstruction, except nature and a steep cliff,...More

Thank wendy s
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I hate heights, I truly do. In this instance there is no actual ascending the lighthouse, but the cliffs which surround it are sheer and CLOSE to the actual structure. My fear of falling kicked in as I watched visitors creep closer and closer to...More

1  Thank JohnScarr70
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse was only one thing that made our day. There were a lot of birds and the view from the cliffs were amazing. The water was turquoise and the weather couldn’t be nicer. Enjoyed listening to the waves crash and the birds. Another must...More

Thank Rosie D
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I love lighthouses and this is one of the best I have ever seen. It is in a gorgeous location and has been well preserved/cared for. It was so quiet and serene and the drive was wonderful getting to it, also! A must see :-)

Thank azalia222
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