Helpful guides will take you round this historic lighthouse and show you the workings of this marvellous old building.
We loved the walk along the cliffs, despite the crazy wind, and would happily do it again. The lighthouse itself, however, is a bit odd and not really that interesting to look at. We decided not to do the tour because it was quite expensive given the uninteresting exterior. Perhaps inside it's fascinating but the outside just didn't convince us!
Parked at the National Trust White Cliffs centre and took the cliff walk to South Foreland. Take care as was very slippery after rain, however well worth the walk (about 2 miles) to the old lighthouse which is also NT owned. Started with a great cream tea at Mrs Knott's tea rooms which is set out in 1940/50s style. Then... More
We opted to get to the Light House by walking from the other side of the White Cliffs, and I guess that makes it more special. It is a National Trust place so members go free. The guides were very knowledgeable about the Light House and will make it worth the trek! It's also a historic place. There is a... More
Really nice visit, climb to the top and then the tea rooms - with tea in bone china.Also cliff top walks.
The delightful lighthouse although in need of some TLC is staffed by extremely knowledgeable volunteers. The views are unrivalled and the adjoining tea room is well worth a visit for a Kentish Cream tea, the walk from the White Cliffs is well worth the reward of views across the English Channel, France is visible on a clear day.
On recommendation from our nearby hotel we decided to take a walk up to South Forland Lighthouse. We parked our car at The Pines Garden Tea Room (free of charge) and made our accent up a foot path. 20 minutes later we arrived at a splendid looking and extremely well preserved lighthouse thanks to the National Trust. Although we opted... More
Worth a visit, quaint little tea room's, toilet facilities. Walk here from the white cliffs visitor centre
There is no parking at this attraction. We parked near the tea rooms in St Margaret's Bay for free and walked along the cliff path to the lighthouse. Parking next to the beach in St Margaret's Bay costs 60 pence an hour and we did not know how long we would be gone. We stopped at The Pines Garden Tea... More
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