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Fort Amherst Lighthouse

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Walk, don't drive. It's worth it

Advised that this was a good walk and it was. If you're walking, make sure you take water and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Fabulous views.....Site in disrepair

This was one of the places I wanted to check out for views and pictures of the Harbour Battery, and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ontario, Canada
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Advised that this was a good walk and it was. If you're walking, make sure you take water and a snack. The first part of the walk takes you past interesting boat repair yards and with a great view across the harbour. A small number...More

Thank Gypsy008
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the places I wanted to check out for views and pictures of the Harbour Battery, and Signal Hill and in that way it didn't disappoint. You get a very different view of the Harbour than you do from Signal Hill. Great...More

Thank timeforfun48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Amherst is the opposite side of St John's Harbour from Signal Hill. It holds a working lighthouse and foghorn, as well as the ruins of WWII battlements including a couple of cannons / howitzer barrels. You cannot get close to the old WWII buildings,...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed 1 week ago

After doing all the usual sights, Fort Amherst is a different view of the places you have already been. The lighthouse is well kept, but the lower level is falling apart. Watch out for the fences that are falling down and keep in mind that...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the Fort Amherst Lighthouse you have a perfect view for taking a great picture of Signal Hill and the Narrows. This is the small entrance to this nature harbor of St. John's. It has also a history from the WW2. This would be a...More

Thank Puffinman
Reviewed 16 June 2017

the area has become the target of taggers and that is such a disappointment. The lighthouse is a working unit and not able to be entered, however the site is in a beautiful location, the sea is great to watch and the environment is stunning....More

Thank yaletowners
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This pretty little lighthouse is about a 5-10min uphill walk from where you can park your car. It's very scenic and gives a different perspective of Signal Hill and the St Johns Harbour. We stopped by after a day of sightseeing and it was nice...More

Thank Meagan M
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Walk up the hill....observe...breathe deeply, and be thankful that you can enjoy this historic location on the island.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Lovely to see the lighthouse and the views of the harbour mouth are lovely but the road is full of potholes I did go over my ankle quiet badly and sprained my ankle but the railing is very bad and if it hadn't been for...More

Thank Karenann T
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Drive up a narrow road and park your car where it tells you the last parking opportunity is. Then go for a 5-10 minute walk further up the road. Not really a whole lot to see, so don't plan for this to take up too...More

1  Thank christrox
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