Portland Bill Lighthouse, Isle of Portland

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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. For Portland Bill Lighthouse and beyond, use our Isle of Portland vacation route planner to get the most from your Isle of Portland vacation.
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  • August 21, 2017
    The views from Portland Bill are brilliant. We didn't go up the lighthouse as we have been up quite a few in our time but we walked to the monument beyond the lighthouse to see the wonderful views. On...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Due to bad weather we simply drove by - took a quick photo and left! Must be stunning in the sunshine.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Been a few years since we took the kids here so went back for a quick visit. Spent a little money in the tiny shop but every penny helps to keep the lighthouse in good condition  more »
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  • Very nice old light house. We went first Time at night- around 8:30pm. It was dark- but we saw the lighthouse in action, the way the light was projected on the sea using 4/5 sets of lenses. Went back next day for better view and photography. There is a restaurant for hot and cold drinks and some good snacks. Enough seating places all over to enjoy the nature.
  • Great area to visit, simple as that! Fantastic views, fresh air to fill your lungs and a small cafe near by to get a well earned cup of tea! However, it can be very windy here so be prepared!
  • An interesting and historic part of British coastline with an amazing view and an incredible lighthouse! I highly recommend the tour and visitors centre, brilliant tour and lovely staff.
  • Have a picnic on breezy summer day by the sea shore. Or have a nice meal in Lobster Pot restaurant. Make sure you have change for car park near the Lighthouse. There is a toilets and baby change facilities.
  • Beautiful and fun place to visit in Portland. The views are pretty awesome.

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