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St Catherine's Lighthouse

Niton, England
+44 1983 730435
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Little disappointing

We walked here from our holiday cottage. Only 15 minutes away. Very pleasant walk with lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Tour of the Lighthouse

This was an absolutely fantastic end to one of our holiday days. The guide was so engaging and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glenn F
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 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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Niton, England
Niton, England
+44 1983 730435
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from our holiday cottage. Only 15 minutes away. Very pleasant walk with lovely scenery. Was a little disappointed as no one was there to talk to/It didn't seem to be manned etc. We walked around and then left. The lighthouse itself from...More

Thank DwayneAndAlma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an absolutely fantastic end to one of our holiday days. The guide was so engaging and knew so much about the lighthouse and it's history. I cannot recommend this highly enough, please go and visit. Glenn, Wendy and Lyra from Ramsgate

Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 28 November 2017

On the steep road down, you emerge suddenly from the woods to see the lighthouse and the shoreline below you, with a view deep across the English Channel. Remote and quiet with just the low roar of the breakers, it is a glorious spot. Tours...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We walked across the undercliff from the NT car park. a nice way to do it but slippy in places. Weather was poor but turning up we were welcomed by two really enthusiastic guides. Their talent for story telling and local history brought it alive....More

Thank PaulofFleet
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It is good if you like to see the landscape of cliffs. Be ready for the cold wind!! There is another point near that place... That I liked more honestly

1  Thank Lau R
Reviewed 31 October 2017

You don't realise the history and technology behind a working lighthouse until you visit it. The location is fantastic on the bottom of the Island, and the two guides knew their facts and talked very well. You need to be able to climb ladders on...More

Thank gagensl24
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We'd not been here before because we'd heard it was a seriously long trek from the main road, but if you take the bus to The Buddle pub at Niton, and follow the signposts, it's really not too arduous. Both of the volunteer guides were...More

Thank KNL25
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We came to view lighthouse, we didn't go in as we had been told the tour talk was quite "in depth" and we knew our 5 year old would not understand most of it and get bored. But she still enjoyed looking at the outside...More

Thank Karl T
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Steep walk down to the lighthouse but well worth it. A great comprehensive tour which was not rushed.A dream come true to get up close to a real working lighthouse lens.Recording site was very interesting as it records measurements for area Wight on the shipping...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit.. Adrian was an excellent tour guide. There was a couple of stops up the lighthouse steps, which was excellent. Full of history and interesting points. Adrian thank you for your help

Thank Jane w
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tracy r
15 August 2016|
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Response from Robert- UK R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tracy Number 6 bus service which takes you to the Buddle Inn, the lighthouse is a short walk from there.
30 October 2015|
Response from Abbey R | Reviewed this property |
Go to the trinity house website and select st Catherine's light house. The opening times change throughout the season.
13 July 2015|
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Response from graham A | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the Buddle inn car park PO38 2NE