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Portland Bill Lighthouse

DT5 2JT, England
+44 1305 821050
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Great little trip out to the lighthouse

Even though it was blowing a gale it was very enjoyable visit, interesting place. Will return again... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sharon H
via mobile
Great place to teach kids loads of stuff

Not only the lighthouse, but fossils, geology, geography and history.. kids loved the lighthouse... read more

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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 lying three miles offshore. Tours of Portland Bill Lighthouse are organised by AMH Support Services under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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DT5 2JT, England
+44 1305 821050
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even though it was blowing a gale it was very enjoyable visit, interesting place. Will return again next time in the summer.

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not only the lighthouse, but fossils, geology, geography and history.. kids loved the lighthouse, but enjoyed exploring the wider area more, especially clambering over the rocks.

Thank Spaciecadet
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing few hrs walking and climbing the rocks and looking at stunning views but make sure you take a camera well worth a visit...

Thank Daryl B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I did it!! Not overly fit but Kathy was gentle with us. Glad of the stops and information on the way up... Yes good time. Fab views.

Thank lizzydizzy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are saying in Wareham and decide take a drive down the coast to take a look at the light house and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Firstly I’d like to say these are some of the most pleasant and polite staff...More

Thank raider101
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited Portland Bill found it interesting worth a visit. Has a cafe and a shop Bit cold and windy but enjoyed seeing area. Has a car park and toilets so no problem with parking.

Thank lizberry85
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stunning spot, and an awesome lighthouse with an interesting information centre. Definately worth a visit, especially if you remember listening to the shipping forecast "back in the day".....

Thank lynn d
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here in February half-term and whilst the place is relatively small it was still worth the visit. The staff were awesome, really friendly and our tour guide was very good (I can't remember your names but we were there on 13/2). The walk...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so lucky to visit on a cold but very sunny day. The views are amazing. Unfortunately the museum was closed today.

Thank Z6326PBandrea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped next door for a quick bite to eat and just missed the opening hours for the lighthouse. Despite this it was great to see and have a blustery walk around. Hopefully we won't miss out on our next visit.

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Natalie B
28 August 2017|
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Response from lizy228 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I didn't go in the lighthouse, just around the outside taking photos, so unfortunately I cannot answer your question. Kind regards.
12 August 2017|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
No mac headroom
Judy M
10 June 2017|
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Response from Mic L | Reviewed this property |
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