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St Catherine's Lighthouse

Niton, England
+44 1983 730435
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Fantastic Experience!

We parked in the village and walked the 10 minutes down to the Lighthouse, giving us the most... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DWearn
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London, United Kingdom
The A Team Andrew & Frank

We visited St Catherine’s Point Lighthouse yesterday and the volunteer guides Andrew & Frank were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sophiauk1
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Southampton, 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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  • Average3%
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“light house” (23 reviews)
“opening times” (12 reviews)
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Niton, England
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+44 1983 730435
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We parked in the village and walked the 10 minutes down to the Lighthouse, giving us the most beautiful views. We then had a picnic on the cliff before returning for the 40 minute tour. Our tour guide, Andrew, was simply lovely, and we got...More

Thank DWearn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited St Catherine’s Point Lighthouse yesterday and the volunteer guides Andrew & Frank were excellent. My son is only 3 and is fascinated by Lighthouses, mainly due to the fact they have a lighthouse in a cartoon that he watches. Sadly he wasn’t quite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow. What a real treat. For just a fiver you get a great guided tour that starts with a little history on lighthouses and Trinity House, learn about the building and how it developed, shipwrecks, WW2 bombings and so much more. Our guide was extremely...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and i came across this lighthouse by chance on our holiday. We arrived 10 minutes before closing hoping for a quick once around the building before the gates were closed, however the gentleman doing the inside viewing was more than happy to stay...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited at the end of the day. Lovely walk from the village pub. Great views from the top of the lighthouse. Amazing to see inside a working lighthouse. Our guide 'Bob' was so kind, informative, knowledgeable and friendly and made the visit for us:)...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely Excellent! From start to finish you learn so much about the history of the lighthouse as well as the importance of Trinity House throughout their 500 year history. What a rare treat it is to be given a tour around a working lighthouse, which...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this lighthouse in June, the tour was excellent and conducted by a person who really knew all about the lighthouse. Very interesting and the views at the top are superb.

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along the beautiful coast path from Ventnor and after lunch at the nearby Buddle Inn (excellent) we noticed that St Catharine’s Lighthouse was open . Shown round by the genial and informative Bob Owens we spent 40 minutes learning about the history of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant staff talking about interesting facts. You can see the lighthouse from inside, including all the details and listen to some stories. You must wear appropriate shoes to climb up to the top (no flip flops or heels). This was the most interesting place I've...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great sight but was closed this cannot day anything about the tour. Well worth the walk down from near the buddle inn.

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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
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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.
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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.
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