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Lovely walk to St. Catherine's Lighthouse

We walked from Buddle inn down the path and across the field to see this lighthouse. The climb... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barb R
Calgary, Alberta
A Highlight Not To Be Missed

There is no parking nearby so you have to be able or have a wheel buggy as it is quite a distance... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Sandra C
Rugby, 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...more
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All reviews guided tour light house well worth a visit opening times visit st excellent tour knowledgeable guide trinity house great views from the top great guide buddle inn fascinating visit steep steps interesting history isle of wight excellent visit lovely walk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked from Buddle inn down the path and across the field to see this lighthouse. The climb down the stairs is long but has a good railing to help you out. Once at the bottom of the stairs, the walk to the lighthouse was...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Barb R
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Well worth a visit. Long wark down to the light house. 94 steps to top taken to 3 stages. Check for opening times.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank philip88232018
Reviewed 4 November 2018

There is no parking nearby so you have to be able or have a wheel buggy as it is quite a distance to reach by foot and the return journey is a steep incline coming back. The guides are brilliant and you have a small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Really interesting lighthouse with a good guided tour right to the top of the lighthouse. Inexpensive but requires a good walk to get there, great on a nice day. No facilities available.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DavidFromHordle
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Had a great time walking there, visiting lighthouse and listening our guide Bones. Very relaxing experience without crowds with beautiful views on a sunny day. Don’t expect fireworks, this is a light house!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karolajna123
Reviewed 30 October 2018

I had not been back to the lighthouse since I was a child so just by chance I saw its last open day this year so we decided to go .Well worth it, I love bits of history but Barry made it even better so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Well worth the walk, even though it was closed as we visited out of season. A very pretty lighthouse with great views out to sea.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Dam B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

It was a bit of a trek to walk down and even worse on the return journey, but once you get there it is very nice. The guide was very informative and friendly and it was interesting to here all the stories and read up...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Angie and Spenc... Y
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Andrew was very informative and gave our group a really good guided tour. We were fortunate to have a clear day so it was rather warm at the top but had a nice view. We visited may years ago you can no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tigerhoke
Reviewed 24 October 2018

It was October half term and my 1st trip to the IoW. When we arrived at St Catherine’s Lighthouse we joined the group with a young couple. Four of us followed John - our tour guide. Despite the fact that we were a very small...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Ebru M
7 September 2018|
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Response from Karolin P | Reviewed this property |
We went with our 4 and 6 yrs olds. There are quite a few steps to climb (which they didn’t mind) and they enjoyed the tour. Have fun!
Samantha B
23 April 2018|
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Response from Lynn P | Property representative |
There are no records that list the personnel serving at each station, but you might want to try researching the Trinity House records held at the London Metropolitan Archives for mentions of specific personnel
Victoria D
28 February 2018|
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Response from gagensl24 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse is formally closed until 24 March, when it opens for the complete summer until the end of October. Please search for the website, and this gives more details.