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Southwold Lighthouse

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Realised that I don't like heights! However, it was a tremendous view and the volunteers were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Made this boy weep ?

When I got to the top of this mighty impressive tower I was informed that a Dutch ship had been... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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
+44 20 7481 6900
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Realised that I don't like heights! However, it was a tremendous view and the volunteers were knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone else seemd to enjoy the visit

Thank sl140
Reviewed 4 days ago

When I got to the top of this mighty impressive tower I was informed that a Dutch ship had been sank by the British navy off the shore many years ago during some long forgotten war. My eyes filled with tears at the sad thought...More

Thank kevbutnobacon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked along the sea front past the traditional beach huts on a nice sunny but windy day to the Pier and then looked back towards the town and spotted the lighthouse. Walked past the lighthouse on the way back to our hotel. Closed today...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’ve been visiting Southwold for years, yet never took the lighthouse tour. Once you’ve made the spiral ascension it’s a fascinating, if brief, experience. Guide Tim was a good balance of informative and irreverent. Some good facts to impress those on ground level. If you...More

Thank normantebbit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I took the tour of the lighthouse a couple of days ago. There are 131 steps to climb, but the views are spectacular! Our tour guide (Chris) was very informative, and happy to chat and answer any questions asked. Well worth it!

Thank RooBurton_on_Trent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Currently open Wednesdays and Sundays. You can't just turn up and view, you have to go on a your to get to the top. There are good safety reasons for this as you climb a fantastic winding staircase before to reach the first platform and...More

Thank RobinB1957
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited Southwold Lighthouse. The climb up the steep spiral staircase was well worth the effort and we were greeted at the top by Tim, who knew all that there was to know about the building and it's history. His jokes are much appreciated...More

Thank anne y
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tim was great on this tour, very knowledgeable, friendly and a good chap. Lots of history about this lighthouse and gorgeous views of Southwold. Do have a look at the opening times, the day we went it was only open from 2pm to 4pm. I...More

Thank Alfie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tours leave from the base every half hour, costing £3/adult, led by a guide, you climb a steep staircase which is attached to the inner aspect of the tower's wall, (not an internal free standing one) so no movement of staircase, first to control room...More

Thank j w
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked straight in, grabbed a £12 family ticket and set off up to meet Tim at the top. Lively staircase that got the heart ticking. On arrival at the summit Tim gave us a very informative chat about all things Lighthousey, very interesting and delivered...More

Thank J L
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22 February 2018|
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Response from cathsharman123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they would love it
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 :)
21 August 2016|
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.