Portland Bill Lighthouse, Isle of Portland

At Portland Bill Lighthouse, discover the 300-year-old history of all the lighthouses that have stood on this spot, warning ships and sailors. Take a guided tour of the current structure, a white and red tower dating from 1906, and hear stories of the island and infamous wrecks. A visitor center and private museum occupy the former headquarters of the lighthouse keeper. Climb 153 steps to the top of the 35 m (114 ft) beacon for sweeping views. Make Portland Bill Lighthouse a centerpiece of your Isle of Portland vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Isle of Portland online trip planner .
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  • Unfortunately the cafe was closed because of snow so we were unable to sample it. It was in a beautiful location and has plenty of outside eating tables and chairs  more »
  • Great trip up the top of the lighthouse... Views were well worth it once you ito the topThe guide was excellent with explanation of what a lighthouse is for  more »
  • Great views and interesting history, nearly died on the way up LOL, but worth the fantastic views at the top.  more »
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  • Great place to explore and go walking. Has toilets and a cafe which does lovely cream teas. Parking is average cost. Great place to watch sunsets. Great for photography. Also has a visitor centre.
  • Very nice lighthouse, visitor shop and cafe next to it. Climbing on the rocks was great too! We got some lovely pictures.
  • I love this place. So beautiful. Nice little cafe and gift shop onsite, lighthouse is open to the public for tours. Very well kept and tidy. Ample parking. Decent pub nearby. I have visited in all seasons and it never fails to delight!
  • Very interesting and informative tour to the top of the lighthouse with great views of the surrounding coast. Good cafe and restaurant close by. Easy parking with toilet facilities. A pleasant day out!
  • Interesting and unique. Lots of steps up to top. Gets hot inside light area (think greenhouse). Interesting history from guide. Visitor centre has interesting things and activities for kids but is very small. Fantastic views

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