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A perfect day. Arrive at St Catherine's point weather prepared and begin the walk to the lighthouse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
michael l
Slough, United Kingdom
1323 light house

The light house is a guide house for the English channel. Built in 1323 and updated but the same... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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A light to warn shipping was first established on the Southerly tip of the Isle of Wight in 1323. Today the distinctive octagonal tower of St.Catherine's Lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel and a guide to...more
Niton, England
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All reviews guided tour light house well worth a visit opening times visit st excellent tour knowledgeable guide trinity house great views from the top great guide fascinating visit buddle inn steep steps interesting history isle of wight excellent visit lovely walk
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect day. Arrive at St Catherine's point weather prepared and begin the walk to the lighthouse which is set at the most southerly point of the Isle of Wight. Fantastic scenery, fresh magically fresh air. Explore the lighthouse that is full of character and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michael l
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

The light house is a guide house for the English channel. Built in 1323 and updated but the same rock and structure. Many lives will have been saved by lighthouses all over the UK. You can go inside but book the tour, details from the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We walked from Buddle inn down the path and across the field to see this lighthouse. The climb down the stairs is long but has a good railing to help you out. Once at the bottom of the stairs, the walk to the lighthouse was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barb R
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Well worth a visit. Long wark down to the light house. 94 steps to top taken to 3 stages. Check for opening times.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank philip88232018
Reviewed 4 November 2018

There is no parking nearby so you have to be able or have a wheel buggy as it is quite a distance to reach by foot and the return journey is a steep incline coming back. The guides are brilliant and you have a small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Really interesting lighthouse with a good guided tour right to the top of the lighthouse. Inexpensive but requires a good walk to get there, great on a nice day. No facilities available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidFromHordle
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great time walking there, visiting lighthouse and listening our guide Bones. Very relaxing experience without crowds with beautiful views on a sunny day. Don’t expect fireworks, this is a light house!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karolajna123
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I had not been back to the lighthouse since I was a child so just by chance I saw its last open day this year so we decided to go .Well worth it, I love bits of history but Barry made it even better so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Well worth the walk, even though it was closed as we visited out of season. A very pretty lighthouse with great views out to sea.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dam B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It was a bit of a trek to walk down and even worse on the return journey, but once you get there it is very nice. The guide was very informative and friendly and it was interesting to here all the stories and read up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Ebru M
7 September 2018|
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Response from Karolin P | Reviewed this property |
We went with our 4 and 6 yrs olds. There are quite a few steps to climb (which they didn’t mind) and they enjoyed the tour. Have fun!
Samantha B
23 April 2018|
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Response from Lynn P | Property representative |
There are no records that list the personnel serving at each station, but you might want to try researching the Trinity House records held at the London Metropolitan Archives for mentions of specific personnel
Victoria D
28 February 2018|
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Response from gagensl24 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse is formally closed until 24 March, when it opens for the complete summer until the end of October. Please search for the website, and this gives more details.