St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton

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St Catherine's Lighthouse is a lighthouse located at St Catherine's Point at the southern tip of the Isle of Wight. It is one of the oldest lighthouse locations in Great Britain.
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  • Serene and calm visit with a lovely cafe nearby with amazing food. There are also sea facing caravans you can stay in nearby too. A little piece of heaven...  more »
  • Walked down to see the lighthouse, there is a lot of national trust area to walk around to. The Lighthouse itself is nice to look at but nothing too special  more »
  • St Catherine's Lighthouse is a beautiful Victorian lighthouse sat in a lovely location on the beautiful Isle of Wight definitely worth a walk along the coast.  more »
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  • Excellent, cannot recommend this one more. Excellent presentation by the chap about the technical operation of lighthouse, how this lighthouse works, how all the elements in the light house were delivered. The ONLY gripe/statement I would make is parking is a long way away and there's no cafe. We actually parked at a cafe that in fact was closer than the actual parking but be warned, the cafe is down a very rough track and has limited parking. However the little cafe is excellent and a picturesque location and only a nice flat walk to lighthouse.
  • Well worth the walk down the hill ( about 10 minutes ) çars not allowed unfortunately. The tour is informative not just the inside workings but the History of the buildings and area. Some steps used in the lighthouse are steep and need extra care but in general a good place to visit with Very knowledgeable staff on hand . The Only one down side which may change in due course no Public toilets on site , but if you visit the pub up on the hill first!.
  • Well worth the entry fee. Bones our guide gave a full in depth history and operation of the lighthouse plus trinity House. Worth the climb to see the glorious lens and the Victorian handy work. We picked a glorious sunny day so had views for miles around all the way to the Needles. Afterwards worth popping down to the pepperpot the original lighthouse.
  • The guided tour is a must. So much history here and the tour brings it right to you, from the dawn of the lighthouse in this area in the 1300s to the present day. Absolutely worth every penny.
  • Wonderful location at the southern most point of the island, with great walks! Can be a bit stormy in winter however still great! Lighthouse trip good too with views at the top!

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