Tiumpan Head Lighthouse, Stornoway

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#7 of 8 in Historic Sites in Isle of Lewis
Dutifully overlooking the coastal waters, Tiumpan Head Lighthouse occupies the rocky west coast in Tiumpan Head, alerting vessels of the approaching body of land. The lighthouse was first unveiled in 1900, after many years of refusal by the Board of Trade. Approval for the structure had came many years earlier, in 1879, to keep watch for illegal trawlers. In its earlier days, it employed a staff of six, charged with winding the lens apparatus every 35 minutes to keep the lamp aglow. After automation in 1985, several of the then redundant buildings were demolished or repurposed. Consider packing a picnic for this serene spot, and watch the sea for dolphins, whales, and sharks. Using our custom trip planner, Isle of Lewis attractions like Tiumpan Head Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Really cool to be on the cutting edge when high waves hitting the rocks. Scary with so high cliffs, but so incredibly nice. This is also the northernmost point of the island.
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  • Go for the views, not the lighthouse. Around and past the lighthouse has magnificent views. If you get a good day you could be there for an hour just soaking it all in. See attached photos. Absolutely...  more »
  • Nice drive to the lighthouse, small parking area. Lighthouse doesnt seem to be accessible. Great views & good cliff tops walks.  more »

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