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Calais Lighthouse

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Climb the 264 steps and view Calais. The lighthouse is a towering example of 19th century... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Leicester, United Kingdom
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This was fantastic. You get to walk up a real light house. 271 steps. Little expensive but you... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
Wangaratta, Australia
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

Climb the 264 steps and view Calais. The lighthouse is a towering example of 19th century architecture, there's some great information on the building of the tower, and of the various functions it has performed during its time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This was fantastic. You get to walk up a real light house. 271 steps. Little expensive but you see great things

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JudyandBillG
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Seems like everywhere we went we saw the lighthouse, so we finally went out of our way to go see and maybe climb it, only to find it closed. But it certainly is tall and impressive. From what I've researched it was opened in 1848...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank elindoo
Reviewed 4 July 2018

Iconic Calais landmark which dominates the seafront. We only walked around the outside but it was an interesting interlude during our brief trip to the town.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Calais Lighthouse was one of the highlights of my recent day trip to Calais.I had a group of 11 So entry for this was just 3 Euro apiece,instead of 4.5. You start with a short,informative 10 minute video of the Lighthouse and then you are...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marco_Num1
Reviewed 12 April 2018

In 1848 a new lighthouse was completed to replace the light of the watchtower. Still in use today the light has a range of about 20 miles. It was restored in 1992, replacing the original bricks with enameled bricks. Lighthouse is open to visitors who...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

I always know I am near where I stay in calais when I see the lighthouse at the edge of harbour. A Victorian era structure that looks impressive.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank PHE22
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Calais lighthouse was built in the 19th century and is 51 metres high, it is fairly close to the port. You can enter and climb the 271 steps to the top, entrance is €2.50

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This lighthouse has an interesting display regarding navigation through the years. Enjoyed the stair climb and the view from the top. The attendant at the top was very eager to talk about what could be seen and was obviously proud of his city. This makes...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank chawinflut
Reviewed 3 October 2017

An Impressive Old Light house at the waters edge accessible on foot in minutes from the main town centre.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PHE22
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len v
27 November 2015|
Response from delilah5 |
On a clear day you MAY see the White Ciffs from the top of the tower. It is quite a climb and only do it if you are very fit, The extensive views are superb anyway.Enjoy!