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St Catherine's Lighthouse

Niton, England
+44 1983 730435
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Climb to the top of a lighthouse

A very interesting and informative tour of the lighthouse with a climb right to the top (up some... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Guildford, United Kingdom
Guided tour of the Lighthouse

an excellent hour with a knowledgeable guide and enjoyable including the picturesque walk to get... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
medi r
Birmingham, 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
+44 1983 730435
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A very interesting and informative tour of the lighthouse with a climb right to the top (up some very steep steps). The volunteer guide was knowledgeable and engaging. We followed this tour with a climb to the St Catherine's oratory and the information we had...More

Thank HappyWanderer89
Reviewed 6 days ago

an excellent hour with a knowledgeable guide and enjoyable including the picturesque walk to get to it. Be warned getting back is an uphill walk.

Thank medi r
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here for a guided tour twice now, stunning location and the guides are brilliant - first time round we had Andrew, second time Bob Owens and both were great. Well worth a visit.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a wander down to the lighthouse to take a tour round with the wonderful volunteers who take you round. Bob our guide was especially good at engaging our 3 kids (aged 11, 9 and 6) and it was a great time. Enjoy!

Thank Iain F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit here guide Jeff Lanyard was fantastic so many interesting facts! Great views, great history lesson. All run by volunteers amazing worth a visit.

1  Thank lubangaking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

excellent visit our first time ,beautiful worth don't miss a visit guide very interesting and knowledgeable about these lighthouses in England, friendly good talker nice to listen too worth this visit

Thank robertwebber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can stay in the lighthouse cottages adjacent to the lighthouse, but even if you are staying somewhere else, its well worth a visit to the lighthouse visitor centre and take the tour up the tower; the tour guide has a wealth of knowledge about...More

1  Thank Bill_STH500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to be able to take a tour of this lighthouse, especially as it is run by volunteers, so without them you would not have access to this wonderful place. The two guides were very interesting to listen to, and taking the tour...More

1  Thank CashierSomerset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little stop while visiting the island. Volunteers were wonderful especially the gentlemen in the lighthouse, very knowledgeable and interesting. Stunning views. Well worth a stop if your local.

Thank sven8t4
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

A beautiful location near Niton on the Isle of Wight. Just the 2 of us on the tour up inside the Lighthouse. John our guide was very well informed and relayed the history of it to us in great detail. 94 steps upto the lantern...More

Thank daver0wland
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tracy r
16 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