New Flamborough Lighthouse
New Flamborough Lighthouse
4.5
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A lighthouse was first built on the Flamborough Headland in 1669 but was never lit. The current lighthouse was built in 1806 and acts as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic as well as marking the Flamborough Headland for vessels heading for the ports of Scarborough and Bridlington. Tours of Flamborough Lighthouse are organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.
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  • tessbear9802018
    York, United Kingdom99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to visit
    Lovely spot to visit. Can walk to lighthouse,alone the cliff path to see the seals . Plenty of birds to be spotted as well . Toilets , cafe and car parking, ERYC should consider a joint car park ticket for these areas if you are visiting Danes Dyke and north and south landing .
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 22 May 2023
  • cmk
    Fife, United Kingdom73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely
    Lovely walks available around the lighthouse, which itself is lovely to look at. Lots of wildlife to see, especially seals on the rocks by the water. Had a walk down to the beach area (fine on the way down but knackered on the way back up ha ha). Kids loved looking in the rock pools. Cafe and toilet facilities also available.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Sukanya D
    Kolkata (Calcutta), India1,066 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seal the Deal. Do Visit.
    We had reached late (after being unable to tear ourselves away from the birds of Bempton Cliffs) which had its plus as well as minus points. The minus point was that the shops were closed. The plus was that Parking had become free! Plus the birds were coming back to roost, so as we walked past the regal-looking lighthouse, we were met, not only by roosting sea birds, but also by Pheasants out for an early supper. Having photographed those, we stumbled onto a colony of seals. Locals returning home had warned us that the tide was coming in and when that happens, the seals swim out to sea. We were just in time to see the somnolent seals wake up and then, we saw some of them swim into the water rushing in. So clumsy on land, they transformed into graceful mermaids in the water. It was fascinating. The lighthouse here is a historic one. The nearby chalk-tower has an interesting history too. It is considered to be one of the tallest chalk buildings in the world. But for us, the real deal was spotting wild seals. I wish we had reached early enough to take a long walk here...maybe next time.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 16 July 2023
  • Ann H
    York, United Kingdom2,517 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful location
    We spent a short length of time exploring this beautiful area of the country with its imposing lighthouse. Lots of parking available at a very reasonable cost, it is well worth a visit. Gorgeous views with great walks which gives you the chance to spot birds, seals and much more. A shop, cfe nd toilets available too.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 July 2023
  • Alexandra S
    Walsall, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Head for heights with a handrail, do it!!
    We went as a family to experience the lighthouse, it’s a beautiful place and the tour guide was really knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Your price was reasonable, £19.50 for five of us. The winding stairway is a little daunting is you don’t like heights but there’s a solid handrail all the way up, felt safe. The view is great and we are really pleased we did it, battles my fear of heights and made it to the top too. All inside, you’re not walking around the exterior of the lighthouse (which was reassuring for me).
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • veryeasilyconfused
    Crewe, United Kingdom288 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful views
    Wow! What a lovely place. Worth visiting just for the views but when you throw in the drinking dinosaur rock and the seals it is well worth seeing. There is a huge carpark although on the day we visited the machines wouldn't accept cash and it caused a few issues for some. The lighthouse building is lovely but it's the cliffs and the gorgeous views which made the place special for me. We walked down to see the seals and a few minutes further to the rock formation that looks like a drinking dinosaur. It was a lovely place and I am so glad we went
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 September 2023
  • AlWesty03
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great as always
    One thing I love about Flamborough is that it doesn't change. Untouched coastline. Fantastic walks. First time having a tour of the functioning lighthouse which was really interesting and the lady was really friendly. Got to see the beloved seals. Perfect
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 September 2023
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Liz B
Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I visited this week with my teenage daughter and her friend. The weather was bad when we visited so a trip in the lighthouse seemed a good idea. The tour guide - Alison - was brilliant! Very friendly, well-informed and pitched the information perfectly for the teenagers. It was a joy to be able to see the old light and hear the story about the new ones and the history behind how it used to be maintained - very interesting.

In addition, the walk between the light house and North Landing is a stunning coastal walk - well worth a visit.
Written 4 April 2024
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,278 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
With the attractive structure of the lighthouse and the wonderful clifftop walks that are to be had, this area is always worth a visit - even on a miserable, cold December day!
Written 14 December 2023
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Michelle D
Milton Keynes, UK75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Lovely views and so peaceful, the views where amazing, and watching the sea life was a lovely sight, the seals on the beach was something to see, would definitely recommend a visit.
Written 24 September 2023
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AlWesty03
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
One thing I love about Flamborough is that it doesn't change. Untouched coastline. Fantastic walks. First time having a tour of the functioning lighthouse which was really interesting and the lady was really friendly. Got to see the beloved seals. Perfect
Written 11 September 2023
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veryeasilyconfused
Crewe, UK288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Wow! What a lovely place. Worth visiting just for the views but when you throw in the drinking dinosaur rock and the seals it is well worth seeing. There is a huge carpark although on the day we visited the machines wouldn't accept cash and it caused a few issues for some. The lighthouse building is lovely but it's the cliffs and the gorgeous views which made the place special for me. We walked down to see the seals and a few minutes further to the rock formation that looks like a drinking dinosaur. It was a lovely place and I am so glad we went
Written 9 September 2023
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faxEvesham
Offenham, UK32 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Very disappointed. Beautiful scenery all around but found the lighthouse tour with three children a real let down. At the cost o f £17.50 I expected more than a climb up the steps to an empty chamber below the light. The guide was informative but all the information was irrelevant to my youngsters. I understand the reasons for it being impossible to see the actual light or go on the balcony but a trip up a lighthouse and not seeing the actual light is a let down to say the least.
Written 6 September 2023
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Thank you for your feedback. The historic lens that was at the top prior to the modernisation is now located at the bottom of the lighthouse for all to enjoy and the views from the top are breath taking.
Written 2 October 2023
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Alexandra S
Walsall, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We went as a family to experience the lighthouse, it’s a beautiful place and the tour guide was really knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Your price was reasonable, £19.50 for five of us. The winding stairway is a little daunting is you don’t like heights but there’s a solid handrail all the way up, felt safe. The view is great and we are really pleased we did it, battles my fear of heights and made it to the top too. All inside, you’re not walking around the exterior of the lighthouse (which was reassuring for me).
Written 25 August 2023
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irene w
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
Lovely veiws steep steps down to the beach still a working lighthouse limited opening times if you want to see inside nice cafe.
Written 20 August 2023
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Ann
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Beautiful place. The abundance of natural phenomenon is quite staggering.
Thousands of seals, chalky coastlune, cav
es and coves and an easy path to navigate makes it accessible to all. Well worth a visit
Written 17 August 2023
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Adam83
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Wonderful little beach and fantastic vantage points to see the seals. We went early so it was practically deserted.
Written 16 August 2023
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