Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, Southampton Parish

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One of the oldest cast iron lighthouses in the world, Gibb's Hill Lighthouse was built in 1844 by the British Army Royal Engineers. The 117 feet (35 m) tall lighthouse stands on top of Gibb's Hill and features a plaque and viewpoint that commemorates the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Climb the 185 steps to the top of the lighthouse to be rewarded with a stunning panoramic view of the area. Visit the lighthouse tea room, in the restored cottage of the lighthouse keeper, for a meal at the foot of the tower. Gibb's Hill Lighthouse is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Southampton Parish Edition.
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  • This was a fun little stop on an excursion we took. You can climb the lighthouse to get a panoramic view of Bermuda & then pick up a souvenir or 2 in the shop at the base of it.  more »
  • Take the time to walk up to the top of the lighthouse as the view is spectacular. The grounds are clean and will give you plenty of picture taking moments. There is a separate building that house clea...  more »
  • The view from the top of the lighthouse was fantastic. You can see the entire island from up there and the flowers we saw on our way there from the hotel were so beautiful  more »
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  • I wanted to see a lighthouse while in the island, and this one was walking distance from the hotel. The views up here are amazing and you can see for miles. Met a nice local lady that shared stories of her time on the island. The lighthouse itself was closed, so I didn’t get to walk to the top. But the views at the base are worth the visit.
  • We visited Gibbs about 30 minutes before closing and they were so nice to leave the gift shop open until after we came back down... Which then was 5 minutes before closing. Well worth the climb if you have a good heart and energetic legs.. Even a bit romantic at the top as we were the only ones up there... 💝 you can see the ocean on both sides of the island as that part of the island is narrow. Save money for the gift shop because it has very economical deals. We never got to enjoy our gifts though because we got robbed on the descent back down the road heading west... When a motorcycle came up along side our motorized scooter and grabbed the bag that we had laying in the basket behind us. Just be careful to hide your merchandise if you rent a scooter.
  • Great views of Bermuda from the top of the lighthouse - highly recommend. Price is reasonable too. You do have to climb a number of steps to get to the top, but there are displays on a few floors along the way which give you a chance to to take a break. It’s windy at the top, so bear that in one of you have a hat that might easily blow off!
  • Loved the lighthouse and the gift shop. At each flight of stairs there was info to read and learn of the history of the lighthouse. Only complaint I wish the restaurant was open.
  • Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse is a most visit. The Lighthouse area is full of spectacular views. A most visit on your list of things to do while on this wonderful Island. The gift shop also have nice reasonably priced souvenirs.
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