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Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

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This was a ride on a rainy day. What a place. Amazing nature , the cooos and sounds of birds and the mist in the air made this an unbelievable great place to visit. Do not miss... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a ride on a rainy day. What a place. Amazing nature , the cooos and sounds of birds and the mist in the air made this an unbelievable great place to visit. Do not miss it

Thank marilyndmacf
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I need to explain : this is dangerous particularly if you have small children with you, exposed rocks and cliffs with a steep drop ! Yes there are exciting crashing waves but there are many better places on this island to enjoy those ! No facilities at this location for tourists, for example no coffee/tea anywhere ? Even the cafe... More 

Thank Mister J
Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty impressive light house and dangerous cliffs over powerful seas. No barriers etc so not for the faint hearted. Great views and the angry see is mesmerising. A beautiful stark part of the world.

Thank Sunnysalins
Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a fine clear morning with a fresh westerly wind and the Butt was well worth a visit. There were hundreds of gulls nesting on the rock face and some fishing boats working on the north side One of The Stevenson Brothers Lighthouses it is still a very impressive engineering feat .

Thank davjo3
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Reportedly the windiest place in Britain, great views lots of fresh air, I enjoyed a windy walk. No evidence of any tourist attractions just the lighthouse and the views

Thank jmdcat
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Great place to see for the views. You can not enter the lighhouse, but the views near it are amazing. We did not spend a lot of time here as it usually windy (it is said to be the windiest place in the UK, wasn't bad for us) and we had wee boys and there is NO fences or rails... More 

Thank dailyscott
London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Absolutely loved the remoteness and the wildness of this location, breathtaking beauty. Dramatic and wild the whole island is just incredible.

Thank Brotherbill99
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

New Year's Day Drive out with my pet Labrador. The wind was colossal ( glad I left my dog in the car!) Absolutely breathtaking scenery, Can I say it again without sounding boring.... Absolutely Breathtaking!! Something of a 'religious' moment up here it was..... really quite surreal A great drive out to The Butt of Lewis don't forget the lovely... More 

Thank djinbury
Stornoway, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Wow. Stunning. Very blustery but fabulous views. Would love to go again when it's not blowing a gale!!

1 Thank Margaret Louise S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Designed and built by David Stevenson (R.L 's uncle) the lighthouse was actually manned until almost the end of the 20th century. Now it's automated but it's still an impressive piece of engineering...perched right on the edge of the cliff at the northernmost tip of the Hebrides. Fantastic views of a magnificent coastline, and if you're lucky (?!) enough to... More 

2 Thank WanderingFungi

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