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“Excellent on a good day!”

Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Niton
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Chale, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
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“Excellent on a good day!”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

This is a 10-15 walk from the nearby Blackgang viewpoint car park, albeit pretty steep in places so not for the infirm, grossly unfit or with very young children.

On a good day it's really worth it though as the views are simply stunning as not only can you see most of the Isle of Wight including the Needles but over to Bournemouth and Swanage and even as far as Portland. Once you are close you can actually see the rubbley mounds under the grass from the full oratory and also the abandoned slightly younger lighthouse base that is nearby under the modern transmitter mast.

and its FREE!!!

Visited March 2014
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Ryde, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Location, Location”
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Wonderful old building near Blackgang - but nowhere near where Trip Advisor lists it as being, in Rookley!
Expect a steep climb up from the road nearby, and optionally continue along the ridge to the nearby Hoy Monument. Boots advised!

Visited April 2013
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Near Grantham
2 reviews
“Wonderful views and a fascinating story”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Interesting to visit having been to St Catherine's lighthouse as the history is linked. Wonderful views and a short walk to what is considered the first ever lighthouse to have been built.

Visited August 2013
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Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Nice view”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Excellent viewpoint across the south of the island. Choose a good day for the best views. Not easily accessible.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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“Wear appropriate footware”
Reviewed 1 April 2013

It wasn't very pleasant weather so my wife stayed in the car in the free car park across the road whilst I climbed St.Catherine's Hill.There is no proper pathway and you have to walk across the grass where others have trod a path.The route was quite slippery from the recent rain.But it was worth it.Britain's only medieval lighthouse is built on one of the highest parts of the Isle of Wight. On a clear day, the views must be spectacular.The present St.Catherine's lighthouse is built at the foot of the cliffs because the downs are often covered in low cloud cover.

Visited October 2012
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