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Fort Amherst Lighthouse

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Best viewed from a distance

The Fort Amhurst Lighthouse as seen from a ship on the way into the harbor will satisfy the visual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tim479
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Glen Arm, Maryland
Fort Amherst lighthouse St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador

Fort Amherst light house is visible from signal hill St. John's. It is a short drive out of St... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
Hello T
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“light house” (7 reviews)
“harbour mouth” (3 reviews)
“great view” (9 reviews)
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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"chain link fence"
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"different perspective"
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"uphill walk"
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"vantage point"
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"john's harbour"
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"lots of walking trails"
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"fishing boats"
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"cabot tower"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fort Amhurst Lighthouse as seen from a ship on the way into the harbor will satisfy the visual and photographic interests of most people. This combination of lighthouse and fort (gun emplacement) is not on the regular tour routes and would be difficult for...More

Thank Tim479
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Fort Amherst light house is visible from signal hill St. John's. It is a short drive out of St. John's so a car is a must. Also good shoes are needed when walking around the site due to steps if you choose to explore the...More

Thank Hello T
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

On the south shore of St John’s harbour the only road follows along the harbour. Spectacular views across to St John’s and Signal Hill. It is about a ten minute walk from the small parking lot to the lighthouse but it is worth it to...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Small lighthouse with limited access. Chain link fence had a hole in it so we were actually able to get closer than normally allowed. Not much to see but has a good view of St. John's. Lots of walking trails around this area.

Thank Shari N
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

It was very enjoyable here. Quiet walk, not a lot of people around (we went mid morning, weekday). Clean area except some graffiti. Great views, cute lighthouse. Good spot to watch boats coming in.

Thank kpodell
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit the whole place but due to the poor parking situation and my father's disability we were only able to see a portion of the site.

Thank Brewolig
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice short walk through little village of fort Amherst to lighthousecwith great views to thecentrance to St John's harbour.

Thank smoogles63
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

From atop Signal Hill beside the Cabot Tower, I got a good view of this lighthouse complex and the layout of Fort Amherst's stony fortification, built in 1777, at the base of the rocky cliff. From my vantage point, I could also see the narrow...More

Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stayed at the lighthouse homes for a week. The views were fantastic, the lodging was perfect. Picked blueberries for breakfast, bought cod from the incoming fishing boats, and enjoyed the passing boats and changing weather scenes from the ideal location.

Thank Helmut A
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Taking the short drive to Fort Amherst is worth the time. No parking so be prepared to walk some. The views from the fort are breathtaking, both of the Atlantic and St. John's.

Thank Kentuckytennis
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