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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
All reviews light house worth the climb trinity house opening times fab views spiral staircase wearing flip flops guide tim light room fear of heights well worth the effort steep steps interesting talk great tour informative tour sole bay interesting visit
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Southworld Lighthouse serves and symbolises the 500 years of continuous mission by Trinity House, since 1514. of what used to be the `Super Silent Service' of providing a beacon light at sea to protect safe passage of vessels whilst serving as an aid to...More