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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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  • Our visit to the Lighthouse consisted of a small, well-priced gift shop, a small exhibition showing the history of the site and of Trinity House, plus a guided tour of the light house, up through the ...  more »
  • We decided for the fun of it to do the tour of the lighthouse. Staff were lovely and helped by the fact it was a gorgeous sunny day, the views from the top were lovely. There is an cafe nearby which w...  more »
  • On holiday in the local area and decided to head out with our son. Checked the website first and it clearly stated 1:1metre height to climb the lighthouse. Who takes a tape measure on holiday? So we k...  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 visit 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.
  • Brilliant to visit, superb views why not visit the rock whilst your here.😁