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Happisburgh lighthouse

We had a lovely visit to the light house today. With a lucky and impromptu opportunity to see... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hayley S
via mobile
Wonderful family area!

The lighthouse is lovely and a real beacon for this area and the green space surrounding it just... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Linda M
West Palm Beach, Florida
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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, it is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh NR12 0PY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely visit to the light house today. With a lucky and impromptu opportunity to see inside which My children loved! Steven (volunteer) kindly shared some interesting facts with us and it was a highlight of a lovely trip to Happisburgh, we were...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 24 September 2018

The lighthouse is lovely and a real beacon for this area and the green space surrounding it just adds to its charm.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Outside only / umbrellas. Friendly enthusiastic owners - seaside theme. Very good homemade cakes & wonderful local crab burger, amongst other things. Much entertained by the son making a bow & arrow, and giving us clear walking directions.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

the view alone is worth the climb up the stairs, we got an exellent explanation about the history of the lighthouse

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Quite a wait to go up as we had picked quite a busy day, but well worth the wait. Fantastic views at the top and very friendly guide. Thanks!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 303hazel608
Reviewed 20 August 2018

A very informative tour given by the guide of this very special place, I had wondered about the climb as heights & I don't agree but followed the advice of a member of staff & didn't look down, luckily our 4 year old granddaughter passed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AmyNorfolk
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Quite a long walk up but a great view and very interesting history of the bay and all the wreckages there have been near Happisburgh

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank tamsinl2017
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

This place is run by volunteers and it’s fantastic, went on one of the open days so we could go to the top. Staff knowledgeable and the boy loved it. Stairs hard work if you are not fit. Amazing views. Would recommend. Also leave a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We were very fortunate to be in the area on one of few open days. The site was fairly crowded and we had to wait our turn to get up to the top. There are no floors apart from the ground floor, so the staircase...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andreja J
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is the first opportunity I've had to walk up Happisburgh Lighthouse, as it only opens on Sundays at certain times of the year. Admission is £5 for adults and £1 for kids, with a minimum height of 1m being needed to climb the tower....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stuart M
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