Fort Amherst Lighthouse, St. John's

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  • Fort Amherst light house is visible from signal hill St. John's. It is a short drive out of St. John's so a car is a must. Also good shoes are needed when walking around the site due to steps if you c...  more »
  • On the south shore of St John’s harbour the only road follows along the harbour. Spectacular views across to St John’s and Signal Hill. It is about a ten minute walk from the small parking lot to the ...  more »
  • Small lighthouse with limited access. Chain link fence had a hole in it so we were actually able to get closer than normally allowed. Not much to see but has a good view of St. John's. Lots of walking...  more »
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  • Drive up as far as you can until it says this is the last opportunity you can park then walk up towards the lighthouse. The walk up is somewhat of a hike but it honestly doesn't take too long and it is uphill but it will be worth it. On the way up, you will already have great views and can see Cabot tower on the other side. Once you are at the lighthouse, walk around and enjoy the scenery.
  • Incredibly beautiful and peaceful. A must see if you visit St. John's
  • Fun hike and great photo spot!

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Where to stay in St. John's

To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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