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For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank...more
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Portland Bill Lighthouse is a real interesting and informative experience suitable for all ages. The guided tour was brilliant and experiencing the 154 step climb to the top was great. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and the views from the top were spectacular.
I started a hike across Portland cliffs at the Lighthouse so thought it a good idea to also climb the Lighthouse joining a guided your. The staff are extremely welcoming and helpful and provide lots of information during the climb up the 154 steps to...More
It was a shame that you have to pay for the visitors centre. I can understand paying for a tour but not the visitors centre as we wanted to learn more about the light house and show our little boy. We enjoyed looking at the...More
We came here for the breathtaking views. Absolutely stunning coast line. There were lots of places you could pose for photos and climb the rocks. Great for little legs. Buggy got through most places.
It is £1 per hour for parking. We were here for...More
We visited here as a family group with an age range of 6 to 85. Four of us went on a guided tour of the lighthouse which was really interesting. The weather was beautiful so my husband took a seat and watched the world go...More
Judy - as you say it is geared towards the car traveller but I do know that there are Explorer type buses for most if not all sections of the route. South west coast path. (all one word)+ org.uk has extensive details but see... More
Judy - as you say it is geared towards the car traveller but I do know that there are Explorer type buses for most if not all sections of the route. South west coast path. (all one word)+ org.uk has extensive details but see also attached:
Local buses - getting around whilst you're here
Local buses run a fairly regular service along most of the coast, meaning that there are many sections of the path that you can do a day’s walk, without having to retrace your steps to the path. To help you find out times, on our walk maps you can find the nearest bus stops, and clicking on these will bring up timetable information. Alternatively visit TravelineSW or Google maps which have very useful trip planners.
If you are using the bus, it is better to catch it out a the beginning of the day, rather than the end, as that way, you’ve no worries about missing it if you end up taking longer than you anticipated, or if you are quicker not having to wait for it.
We have walked circular walks but again always used the car.