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“Loverly buildings, fantastic views across the Severn, Pity it was shut!”

Nash Point Lighthouse
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Owner description: For 175 years Nash Point lighthouse, designed by James Walker, the Engineer-in-Chief to Trinity House, has been keeping the mariner safe of Nash Sands, the sandbanks off the point at the entrance to the Bristol Channel. In 1977 a rare plant, the tuberous thistle (Cirsium Tuberosum), was found growing around the lighthouse. Nash Point was the last manned lighthouse in Wales. The lighthouse keepers left on 5 August 1998. Nash Point formally opened its doors to the public in 2007 so why not come along and see this wonderful lighthouse and the stunning scenery around about it from a new perspective? Fog Signal The fog signal is sounded at 14.00 On the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month, weather conditions permitting. Tours of Nash Point are organised under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.
Reviewed 27 August 2013

This little gem has superb views over the Severn Estuary, there is ample parking (private carpark) and the possibility of renting "keepers" cottages as holiday homes.

My eldest child is currently looking at Lighthouses and navigation, so we have been traveling to various lighthouses that are open to the public, so she can see the differences in architecture and what it was like to be a lighthouse keeper. We had planned our visit for the school holidays to ensure the greatest chance that it would be open to the public. We called the day before, the number on Trinity House's website to check it was open but there was no answer, and no automated message advising of any reason why it would not be.
After a 2 hour drive, we parked up and walked to the lighthouse towering above the coast only to find a note on the door that it was closed due to staff shortages.... (There were 4 other couples with children that we bumped into as we looked around the outbuildings, who has all traveled to visit the lighthouse, so I estimate around £50 in lost revenue for the 45 minutes we were there).

Note, like all Lighthouses, its not suitable for children under the age of 5 or 6

This is a shame

Thank cerbera69
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Free to visit, no car park close but only 1/4 mile or so walk from car park. Trinity House let cottages next to lighthouse if you fancy a holiday out of the ordinary. They also hold weddings here.

Thank dee c
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

We got married at the lighthouse in May this year, what an amazing place! It was the perfect wedding venue for us and the lighthouse keeper, Chris and his wife Barbara were so kind and helpful, they really made our day very special.

It's such a lovely place to visit, really pretty views and the lighthouse tour by Chris is really interesting.

Thanks Nash Point, and Chris and Barbara! We will visit often! :)

Thank Celyn A
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Reviewed 22 May 2013 via mobile

My hubby and 20 month took a stroll down there and chilled nice day bit windy so take a cardi they had a little cafe/takeout and we bought refreshments the little girl that server us was very pleasant and the everyone seemed welcoming and chatty

Thank nikki j
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

A great place to visit if only for the walk there and the amazing views over the treacherous waters of the Bristol Channel to Devon.

Thank Roger G
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