Georgetown Lighthouse, Georgetown

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#4 of 7 in Historic Sites in Guyana
At nearly 200 years old, Georgetown Lighthouse is hard to miss with its iconic red-and-white stripes. While the lighthouse is closed and visitors are no longer able to climb the more than 130 stairs to the balcony for panoramic views, a sign at the entrance details the history of the structure. View it from the street or from one of the upper floors of the nearby Marriott Hotel. Work out when and for how long to visit Georgetown Lighthouse and other Georgetown attractions using our handy Georgetown trip itinerary tool .
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  • The lighthouse is a curious structure that we found on foot by following the tourist map given to us on arrival. It wasn't possible to go inside the day we were there and I am not sure if you can on o...  more »
  • It’s stripy tall and closed. It’s a lank mark but not an attraction. Drive past but no need to stop as it’s on not that inspiring  more »
  • Our driver took us on a tour of the capital during our visit and we passed this landmark. It's nothing special but it's one of Guyana's tourist attractions.  more »

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