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St Catherine's Lighthouse

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Address: Niton, England
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A light to warn shipping was first established on the Southerly tip of the...

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 vessels approaching the Solent.

 

Each tour is approximately 40 minutes.

 

Tours of St Catherine's Lighthouse are operated by Andrew Booth, under licence from The Corporation of Trinity House.

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Fantastic, really interesting and fun!

I had a lovely visit to this lighthouse today with my Hubby. Great value for only £4 each our guide Bones gave us a really informative, interesting and fun tour around the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a lovely visit to this lighthouse today with my Hubby. Great value for only £4 each our guide Bones gave us a really informative, interesting and fun tour around the lighthouse. As a previous reviewer stated there are no toilets or anywhere to eat at the lighthouse, but there is a lovely pub called the Buddle Inn in... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My brother and I arrived knowing it would cost us £4 each to see the lighthouse but did not realise that this paid for a guided tour, including the history. Our guide was the friendly (and very knowledgeable) Arnold. He spent well over an hour with us, explaining the different phases of the lighthouse's history and then showing us the... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had such an amazing experience here at the lighthouse our tour guide was brilliant!! The steps inside to the lighthouse were very steep but well worth the trip up to the top, such a spectacular view! The history of the lighthouse is so interesting that we're still talking about it now!!

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Thank Sophie R
Gloucestershire, UK
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really interesting tour of the lighthouse, our guide Andrew was very knowledgeable. He also made it really interesting for the children in the group as well as the adults. There are 94 stairs to the top and a bit narrow so wear comfy shoes. He told us some really interesting facts about the lighthouse and had a great view from... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is worth a visit and tour but only if you are able to Climb steep steps.The tour was good value for money at only £4.00 and was well, presented and very interesting.I really enjoyed being in the lighthouse and the views from the top are brilliant as I was lucky to have a clear day. The walking around this... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Please note there is only street parking which about 10 minutes walk down a steep hill to the lighthouse. Once there you will be greeted by NO TOILETS and NO WHERE TO EAT. There were no disabled access so our son was not able to participate. If you still want to go then there is a high risk that you... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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We had our own personal tour of the lighthouse and our guide was great. Very interesting history and enjoyed getting right up into the working light room.

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Clare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Closed when we visited despite being advertised as open, but still worth a visit for the views alone.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an interesting introduction and then went up the lighthouse. The weather was excellent so there were great views from the top and our guide was knowledgable and friendly.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the lighthouse late in the day and was greeted by our volunteer Frank. Had fabulous knowledge and was well tailored to our group - 3 adults and 1 six year old. Views were amazing from the top. Be aware there are no facilities at this site but is a ten minute walk from the village! A wonderful way to... More 

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