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Southwold Lighthouse

Stradbroke Rd | Centre of The Seaside Resort of Southwold, Southwold, England
+44 20 7481 6900
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Great experience

Fascinating experience and good exercise too. Where else can you find a lighthouse in the centre of... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
richgeezer
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Interesting visit

We visited the lighthouse and the guide made the history old and new of it very interesting... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
holtimes
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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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 Harbour. Tours of Southwold Lighthouse are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House
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  • Average5%
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“worth the climb” (27 reviews)
“light house” (18 reviews)
“trinity house” (11 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Stradbroke Rd | Centre of The Seaside Resort of Southwold, Southwold, England
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+44 20 7481 6900
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Fascinating experience and good exercise too. Where else can you find a lighthouse in the centre of town? Great views of the coast and town from the top. Guide on my tour was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Only downside is limited opening hours, so check...More

Thank richgeezer
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We visited the lighthouse and the guide made the history old and new of it very interesting. Fascinating to discover about the bulbs and the light patterns. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We are lighthouse fans and would have loved to see inside the light house. Unfortunately it was closed on the day of our visit. A number of tourists were also disappointed. It says that the openings are posted outside. There is a website and perhaps...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

As long as you are not afraid of heights this is worth a look. 100+ stairs to the top where you get an interesting talk about the history and development of the lighthouse since it was built. Some great views out over the Suffolk countryside...More

Thank SIMON T
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We walked the stairs, about 119 wooden stairs. Our tour started with the electrical room and a little history of the lighthouse. Wonderful history. A ladder later we saw Southwold view from the lighthouse and the actual lighthouse lights. Very relaxing. Tour takes approx 30-40...More

Thank Carla S
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

What an amazing sight to see! The tour guides know their stuff and made the visit interesting and were able to answer any questions you had. They were considerate and helpful. I was terrified going up as I have a fear of heights but it...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Southwold Lighthouse on the 3.30pm tour. It was very well organised and really enjoyable. Something different to do in lovely Southwold...lovely views across the town and along the Suffolk coast. Our guide Brad was very informative and great fun!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful tour with a very interesting and witty guide. Can't remember his name but he done the tours on Monday 28th August.

Thank Sarah P
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Firstly-although the website warns you don't arrive in backless footwear if you want to climb to the top. Thankfully the gentleman at the desk had a pair of sensible size 5 ladies footwear I could borrow. The walk up is quite energetic and after having...More

Thank cc00per60
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Ok, it's a lighthouse and yes, seen one seen them all (ish) but this is a really nice one. Very clean, well looked after and still working and, if you are very lucky, you might get to meet George! He was the volunteer on the...More

1  Thank sailormanphilglobal
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babyblue17
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Response from cathsharman123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they would love it
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totoisacat
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 :)
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madalaina
21 August 2016|
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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.
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