James Town Lighthouse, Accra

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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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  • I’ve been re-examining and experiencing place that I’ve been to in the past. It was definitely worth a second visit.  more »
  • Very disappointed. Supposedly closed for renovations but didn’t appear to be any going on. Dirty & poorly kept - not welcoming to visitors. No information available on wall etc regarding lighthouse. I...  more »
  • This old colonial neighborhood still holds historical facts of interest. With fishing being the main occupation of the present day locals, there's a lot to experience on a guided tour through the neig...  more »
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