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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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  • Portland Bill lighthouse is well worth a visit, the guided tour of the lighthouse is both fun and informative.The guide was great and very knowledgable. Although there are some steps to climb up to th...  more »
  • The light house was very good great views, lucky with the weather, lovely walk along the coast interesting place, lots of history - portland stone. Lovely cafe to eat or just a cup of tea overlooking ...  more »
  • Take the lighthouse tour. Very interesting to see the light up close. Friendly and knowledgeable guide who was happy to answer lots of questions. Marvellous views from the top, but very hot on a sunny...  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.