James Town Lighthouse, Accra

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#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Accra
Get a panoramic view of Accra and its port from James Town Lighthouse, a red and white tower overlooking two of the area's oldest neighborhoods. The original tower, built by the British in 1871, was replaced by this structure in the 1930s. Climb the 28 m (92 ft) tall lighthouse if you wish to rise above the haze and pollution and view the surroundings from one of the best vantage points in town. Using our custom trip planner, Accra attractions like James Town Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You have to go down to the fishing 'harbour' next to the lighthouse. Plenty to see and smell but you have to have a guide to take you down so you don't get hassled (bargain the guide's price).  more »
  • If you are not afraid to be in the slum of Accra, you can see the lighthouse from outside. It is closed for restoration work at the moment (or permanently). I was offered to have a tour to the fisherm...  more »
  • Amazing this Lighthouse here. It is in good condition and environment, rehabilitated once can be very nice. The goats are galloping to the surroundings.
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  • The place is very cool. There is beautiful and creative artworks on various walls.I love the place
  • Great place great view good scenery ❤
  • One of the great tourist attractions in Accra. Located on the high street in Bukom.
  • Among the interesting architectural highlights of Accra, a visit to the James Town Lighthouse is not a high priority. The view of the coastline of Accra from the top of the lighthouse is interesting but it makes you aware of the poverty around James Town. It would be good to have a better organization around the visits to avoid well-intentioned people offering to help you, but they actually end up making things more complicated.
  • When we visited few months agi the house was closed for renovation. It was nice visit. Some guy will try to ask for money for donation.
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