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Portland Bill Lighthouse

DT5 2JT, England
+44 1305 821050
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Portland bill lighthouse

Great place to visit, we actually live on the island but love this place. Why not give it a try you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dave L
Isle of Portland, United Kingdom
via mobile
A great morning out in November

My wife and I were staying in Dorset for a couple of nights and decided to go to Portland Bill... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank lying three miles offshore. Tours of Portland Bill Lighthouse are organised by AMH Support Services under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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DT5 2JT, England
+44 1305 821050
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, we actually live on the island but love this place. Why not give it a try you won't be disappointed and the kids will love,and when you've finished up the lighthouse, you can relax on the rocks and watch the world...More

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 4 December 2017

My wife and I were staying in Dorset for a couple of nights and decided to go to Portland Bill Lighthouse. This is something many people have heard of but don't remember why, but having visited, it will be remembered as a great place to...More

Thank edwardw418
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Not worth the price,You can get excellent views elsewhere for nothing.Car Park overpriced as well. Don’t waste your time here.

Thank peteskinner2015
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Visited the lighthouse and had a tour. The guys that do it are amazing. Friendly funny and informative. They love what they do. It's a good workout on the thighs all the steps. Good value for money and you get a badge if you made...More

Thank Alisonveggie
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Lovely location, lovely location, lovely location. Didn't go into museum as more beautiful to walk around area.

Thank evemaggie
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

The site was well worth the visit but we did not go into the lighthouse so cannot comment further. The cafe nearby looked good and sold reasonably priced gifts.

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We thought the Lighthouse - and the Lighthouse staff - were pretty wonderful. Our son was too little to do the tour, but enjoyed the lighthouse visitor centre and was pretty chuffed with his flag and badge. Plus one of the staff let us know...More

Thank retrogooseuk
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Being a ex-lighthouse keeper I was greatly blessed by the tour of the lighthouse. The guide who's name was Bob, was very informative without being to technical. He made the tour very interesting. He obviously had studied and learned his facts about the lighthouse. I...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Our visit took place during a very windy stormy weekend and it was awesome - weather the lighthouse was designed for which added to the experience. The headland is amazing and watching the waves crash against the rocks gave an added sense of the isolation...More

Thank netsyp
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Didn't go in the lighthouse just walked the edge of the sea by all the lovely beach huts and enjoyed a fabulous October afternoons sunshine. The sea was almost blue and the rocky edge really interesting.

Thank jotr1960
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Natalie B
28 August 2017|
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Response from lizy228 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I didn't go in the lighthouse, just around the outside taking photos, so unfortunately I cannot answer your question. Kind regards.
11 August 2017|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
No mac headroom
Judy M
9 June 2017|
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Response from Mic L | Reviewed this property |
Judy - as you say it is geared towards the car traveller but I do know that there are Explorer type buses for most if not all sections of the route. South west coast path. (all one word)+ org.uk has extensive details but see... More