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Old Lighthouse Dungeness, Dungeness

#26 of 119 in Historic Sites in Kent
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • Greeted warmly by the two lady’s at the desk and made to feel very welcome, this should be a must see attraction when visiting Dungeness. On a clear day you have a fantastic view of the surrounding ar...  more »
  • Apparently Dungeness is classified as a desert the only one in UK. The old lighthouse gives commanding views all around and over the Channel. A special place. You can see the RHDR steam hauled trains ...  more »
  • This is a really interesting place to visit, you can climb the lighthouse at certain times for a small fee and it is reLly worth doing, but you do have to have proper footwear, no flip flops. The view...  more »
  • Fantastic views over a breathtaking landscape! Well worth a visit... lovely friendly staff too!
  • This is a visual treat from all perspectives excuse the pun. The classic design and contruction of this timeless lighthouse is a fantastic example of British engineering at its best. Worth a visit to keep our lighthouses lit. Great day out when combined with RHDR minature railway.
  • 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!
  • Knackered me out but made it to the top. Great place to visit.
  • This place has a weird attraction, it feels a little like a ghost town yet brimming with a summery feel....

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