Happisburgh Lighthouse

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Happisburgh Lighthouse
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Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. Built in 1791 it was saved as a working light by the local community, and is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary contributions. The lighthouse is open to the public on occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the summer. Private visits can also be arranged throughout the year for individuals or groups.
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pan40
uk266 contributions
Jun 2022
Such a friendly reception, the staff were great. Quite a climb to the top, but once up there a great view and I was convinced I could see the curvature of the horizon. Cheerful guide too.
Written 10 June 2022
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Karen S
7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Lucky enough to visit on an open day, so able to go inside, learn about the history and how vitally important the deep water channel is to all shipping. Amazing views from the top.
Written 13 September 2021
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HTP
Wembley, UK44 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
Excellent tour to learn more local history and the lighthouse. The view from the lighthouse was great and enough time to rest and explore.
Written 22 August 2021
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Anthony
London, UK116 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We visited the lighthouse on their first opening since 2019, it felt safe, welcoming, and the volunteers were wonderful.

The climb up to the first level was manageable, an informative talk about the history and purpose of the lighthouse then endured, before the final steep climb to the light. The views out into the North Sea are great too.

Definitely recommend a visit for those not afraid to climb and look out from the 26m platform.
Written 28 July 2021
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Caroline S
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Cottage is better than the photos. It's really dog friendly, has excellent WiFi and the beach is beautiful. The local pub is great and very friendly. So also is the lighthouse keeper next door.
Written 3 July 2021
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k381ss
Leicester, UK187 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
What a lovely little place to visit, some narrow roads to get to it.
Not as far inland as I 1st thought but a beautiful standing lighthouse in good condition and surrounding area.
Obviously we could only visit the outside of it but lots of photo opportunities to have been had, good for children of all ages, there is a little playground nearby also which is a nice touch as there isn't much else to do if you do have children not too interested.
Public toilets also a handy thing there's a slope going towards the beach also not too accessible if you aren't a good walker but lovely view and very picture perfect.
Written 29 June 2021
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holidaymanWashington
Washington, UK1,899 contributions
May 2021 • Couples
I think that I must be mistaking this lighthouse for somewhere else, as I was under the impression, from various TV programmes, that it was much further inland;having been left behind by the sea. It is of course, as you would expect it to be; fairly close to the sea. It is a magnificent structure, that is visible for miles and well worth a look if you are passing that way.
Written 20 May 2021
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32tonyn
Batley, UK1,746 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Visited yesterday when the light was perfect the lighthouse is well looked after in the middle of a field with good access from the car park on the headland well worth the visit
Written 21 October 2020
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Paul A
2 contributions
Sep 2020
Beautiful location on the exposed Norfolk coastline.

Parking is easy in a pay and display car park at 31.59 per hour (please note the payment screen is not the easiest to be seen as it is very dim) which takes coins or card (£3.00 minimum).

The Lighthouse is within 250 yards of the car park.

Lovely walks below on the coastline (keep away from the edges of the cliffs though)
Written 25 September 2020
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Timtom124
Manchester, UK262 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Great lighthouse, big play area for kids, (closed currently though) toilets and close to the beach.
Worth a visit
Written 26 July 2020
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