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Very beautiful spot. Recommend for the whole family whoever you have to walk a little bit to get to... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2018
Nice spot

Couldn't resist coming to check it out after seeing it from signal hill. The area is small with... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Ottawa, Canada
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All reviews great view signal hill harbour mouth light house nice short walk chain link fence vantage point john's harbour ships coming lots of walking trails fishing boats cabot tower the atlantic ocean ruins graffiti battery spear
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

Very beautiful spot. Recommend for the whole family whoever you have to walk a little bit to get to the attraction so the time of year is a major factor of experience

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank shfhruryy2
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This is a little lighthouse and old fort at the entrance to the harbour. You cannot drive to the fort but must park in a parking lot just before the lighthouse. Very interesting walk through typical maritime houses with lots of color and history. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

The weather was definitely better than at Cape Spear Lighthouse about an hour earlier. I didn't see anywhere that the sign said that it was closed. However, at this time of year that should be expected of many outdoor attractions. The walk to the lighthouse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hernando E
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Everyone knows Signal Hill ! It is one of the most popular tourist site in St. John's. On the other side of the Narrows (South Side) you can find beautiful Fort Amherst. The views are just as spectacular, but the hike up the road is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vaucoin2018
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My father injured himself tripping on the concrete platform beneath the lighthouse and needed EMTs to get back to St. John's! The surrounding site is in desperate need of repair and surely somebody must be able to be present at a National Historic Site that...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TCJ-TO
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Part of the interest in Fort Amherst is getting there. Driving around the harbour and seeing the working boats and also the “other side” of Signal Hill is great! The walk to the Lighthouse was part of the fun of getting there. Really gives a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 70Brian44
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Very interesting, but most of what we saw was a result of not following the signs. Very long walk up hill to get to the lighthouse. Not accessible for those with mobility issues. No restaurant or pub at the top either.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jennifermccoy89
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Couldn't resist coming to check it out after seeing it from signal hill. The area is small with limited parking but was worth the drive.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

We went to Cape Spear first, but I liked this place better. The climb is worth it, and the views are spectacular. Since the weather was better, I think that is why I liked it better. More to do at Cape Spear, but this is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bbsneed
Reviewed 28 June 2018

walked into this on my way to Signal Hill. As they are in the same area it makes seeing some the attractions easy. Good views of the bay and harbor.

Date of experience: June 2018
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