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Old Lighthouse Dungeness, Dungeness

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Dungeness Lighthouse on the Dungeness Headland started operation on 20 November 1961 and is constructed of precast concrete rings. Its pattern of black and white bands is impregnated into the concrete. It remains in use today, monitored and controlled from the Trinity House Operations and Planning Centre at Harwich, Essex.Dungeness Lighthouse is the fifth lighthouse at Dungeness. Construction of the Dungeness nuclear power station obscured the light of the 1904 lighthouse and necessitated yet another lighthouse.
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Reviews
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  • Was hoping to visit but should have researched opening dates before setting off as lighthouse was closed. Was visiting during storm Doris, quite an interesting place  more »
  • What an amazing lighthouse it was closed when I went , but I've been before well worth a look if your fit , outside great for dog walks  more »
  • Interesting lighthouse on several levels. History boards could do with renewing but perhaps that would spoil the charm. The lamps and lenses are able to be walked around as are the 2 top levels one of...  more »
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  • Really enjoyable experience being able to walk all the way to the top and out onto the viewing deck through the little side door. Would recommend to anyone to do. It may make your stomach churn if you look down the narrow winding stairs but you have to do it! It's a chance of a lifetime kind of thing!
  • Love this place, it is like a film set all around the beach with lots of ship wreaks. The 2 light houses and the gardens.
  • This place has a weird attraction, it feels a little like a ghost town yet brimming with a summery feel....
  • Love it
  • Me and my 6 year old cousin went up there once, it was amazing. You can see far out, the sea and mini rail way. Maybe about 300 stairs but it was worth it !