Tiumpan Head Lighthouse, Stornoway

Categories: Lighthouses, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 40 reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit Tiumpan Head Lighthouse and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Isle of Lewis attractions using our Isle of Lewis itinerary planner.
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  • Lighthouse not accessible but walking around the property gave stunning sea views ---- some story boards were helpful---- 
  • The lighthouse and adjoining buildings are in perfect state of conservation. Not you can visit by inside. It better the views of the cliffs. A special place to make fantastic photos.
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  • The drive up to the lighthouse is very nice. Unfortunately, you can not visit the lighthouse itself. 
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