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Jewels in the cliffs....

Park up at the National Trust centre just outside Dover then take a stroll along the cliffs to the... read more

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Folkestone, United Kingdom

Brilliant tea - served from vintage teapots and cups and saucers. Gorgeous cakes and eats. All set... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kit B
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A remote, isolated, pristine-white, solid beacon; a place of innovation and scientific firsts, now also a romantic hideaway and big-hearted family haven, the South Foreland lighthouse stands proud atop the White Cliffs of Dover. It surprises and...more
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| The Front, St Margaret's Bay, Dover CT15 6HP, England
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Reviewed today

Park up at the National Trust centre just outside Dover then take a stroll along the cliffs to the lighthouse. What a tonic for the soul, stunning views and a beautiful lighthouse at the end ready to share many an adventure story and a beautiful...More

Thank MagellanSmiles
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant tea - served from vintage teapots and cups and saucers. Gorgeous cakes and eats. All set out in front room overlooking the channel <3 :-)

Thank Kit B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First - a special shout-out to David, our fantastic volunteer guide at the South Foreland Lighthouse this afternoon (Saturday, 4 Aug, around 3:00-4:00 in the afternoon). My mother and I were fortunate enough to have such a knowledgeable and personable guide, who made this small...More

Thank ECSpencer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a hot day...the light was lovely. The walk to the lighthouse very nice. It's a fascinating building and the tour by knowledgeable guides very interesting. There is a shop and some catering. A good place to sit and soak in the view...More

Thank Charles J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having rented the attached East Cottage we had the privilege of living at South Foreland Lighthouse for a week. By day open to everyone with Vera Lynn entertaining in the Tea Room and the fabulous volunteers in the Lighthouse tours. Children flying kites and playing...More

Thank Welford183
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A guided tour by knowledgeable locals of this historic lighthouse, topped off with wonderful views from the top. Not a strenuous climb even though the lighthouse is apparently as high above ground as Fan Bay Deep Shelter is below

1  Thank Derek B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were set to leave Dover & hadn't seen the lighthouse the day before so we drove up there in the morning before going on our way. It was lovely to go up there before all the people descended upon it. We were able to...More

Thank JessPem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked form the carp ark to the light house. Stunning views p, beautiful meadows, unique landscape. Would definitely do this again.

1  Thank CJbythebeach
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We enjoyed driving through St. Margaret's Bay en route to the Lighthouse and were met with a stiff breeze once we arrived. All we had time for was a photo or two of the exterior and us in front of it. Views were awesome.

2  Thank TravelLover2250
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Perched on top of the White Cliffs between Dover and the little village of St. Margarets Bay, the South Foreland Lighthouse is now fully automated so need need for a "lighthouse family!". The family accommodation has become an olde worlde English tea rooms with home...More

1  Thank PaulFabia
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Liz W
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Response from Blimp1989 | Reviewed this property |
The lighthouse tour is not accessible in a wheelchair. I am in my late 50's and found the stairs to the top, and down again quite a task ! There is plenty of seating outside so if someone could go into the cafe and bring... More
Samantha H
27 July 2017|
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