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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  • I spent a week on Lewis and every day I visited Tiumpan Head as it is known as one of the best cetacean spotting areas in the UK. This is listed as a business but it is important to note it is NOT ope...  more »
  • I confess that I'd make a trip just looking for all headlights that you can find ... love them and I love their architecture and their beautiful location. This is one of the many beautiful that you can find and see, to try to imagine all the lives that we have been in these places almost enchanted
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  • 9 mile from stornoway on the Eye penninsular theres also a great Kennels & Cattery for your little friends.  more »

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