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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  • As soon as my private driver parked the car at my request near Jamestown lighthouse an aggressive guide came up to me, starting a speech about the people from Jamestown welcoming outsiders, but that o...  more »
  • Loved our visit to Jamestown, the lighthouse, the village and the fishing port. Be prepared it is the poorest place in Accra and home to thousands of people living in very poor conditions - but the we...  more »
  • this is an incredible experience but be prepared for extreme poverty and the heartbreaking reminders of slavery. You need a guide for your first time  more »
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  • If you're reading this while at the lighthouse, someone is probably trying to hustle you right now. We were unable to go up, and rather went to the Jamestown cafe. The people at the cafe are incredibly friendly and will hook you up with a local guide. Arrange everything from there while enjoying a beer.
  • A great tourist attraction site if it’s your first time in Ghana. But beware of “local guides” who hang around the place to dupe unsuspecting tourist. Ask for an ID if necessary.
  • Beautiful landmark in the city. You can't miss it.
  • This is in Ghana by the beach the oldest called The Lighthouse beautiful place to be
  • It is a place where the chale wotee festival takes place yearly
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