The gleaming white-painted lighthouse can be reached by a 2 mile walk from the White Cliffs car park or 1 mile along a track from the village of St. Margarets at Cliffe.
This is a National Trust property so members go for free but there is a charge for non members.
The National Trust booklet says there is no car park at the lighthouse but there seemed to be people parking in a field attached to the Lighthouse, so i'm not sure which is correct.
The is an excellent little teashop attached to the Lighthouse with internal and external seating and also a refreshment hut, where tickets are obtained to enter the Lighthouse.
Admission is only possible as part of a group and you are taken around the Lighthouse by friendly, knowledgeable guides who explain the fascinating history and workings of the lighthouse from the underground basement right up to the light itself.
The views from the top of the building are (on a good day) excellent and extensive from the Isle of Thanet in the North across the Channel to France, back to Dover and inland over the Kentish countryside.
You need to note that access inside the building is via a steep staircase.
Well worth a visit.
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