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Portland Bill Lighthouse, Isle of Portland

Categories: Lighthouses, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web
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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  • I drove all the way here not knowing i had to pay for the car park. I had no cash so had to leave. Damn! Seemed like a nice little place though. 
  • I visited Portland Bill Lighthouse while staying in Dorset again this year. Well worth the visit. On a small guided tour with very knowledgeable guide you get to learn the history of the lighthouse an...  read more »
  • As it was a fairly overcast day I was surprised just how busy this place was. The tour guides are well rehearsed and informative. Polite and friendly too. The beach cafe does a really good coffee and ...  read more »
  • The lighthouse is a fab place to go. The visitor centre is informative and interactive which is great with a 5 and 7 year old. The tour was infomative and the staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable. And it wasn't overly expensive which is a real plus.
  • Amazing place. Great views and the feeling you are at the end of the world is priceless. We only got here at 8pm so everything was closed and a couple of people walking around. Definetelly wil come back
  • You have to realise. This is one of the few still working lighthouses. When you visit, you'll realise that night. It will be on helping to stop ships hitting the rocks. 155 steps to the top with plenty of breaks to get your breath back. The last flight is a steep ladder. But take your time and you'll be rewarded with a great view. The last of three lighthouses on the spit. You'll see just how vital it is. When you get back down, spend some time walking around the visitor centre and get a sense of the life which the keepers had to live. Living history.
  • Lovely location and when I was there the water was sedate and a beautiful blue green colour.. Very relaxing 😎👍
  • Love coming down to here in the early hours and listening to the waves hitting the rocks.
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