Tiumpan Head Lighthouse, Stornoway

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Lighthouse Landmark
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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  • After a short windy road with passing points, you will find this iconic lighthouse, with a small bit of wind, sitting on a cliff face edge, offering great views out from the Eye Peninsula. It should a...  more »
  • We visited here on a very calm day and the sea was covered in birds - mainly gannets and razorbills, and also a few great skuas. There was also the bonus of frequent sightings of a minke whale  more »
  • Stunning views from lighthouse and take your binoculars to spot some marine. Minkies, Killer whales and dolphins are a common sight.  more »