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Small cafe - good food.

Outside only / umbrellas. Friendly enthusiastic owners - seaside theme. Very good homemade cakes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
must do

the view alone is worth the climb up the stairs, we got an exellent explanation about the history... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Bruges, Belgium
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Happisburgh Lighthouse is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain. Built in 1791 it was saved as a working light by the local community, it is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh NR12 0PY, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outside only / umbrellas. Friendly enthusiastic owners - seaside theme. Very good homemade cakes & wonderful local crab burger, amongst other things. Much entertained by the son making a bow & arrow, and giving us clear walking directions.

Thank Orf45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the view alone is worth the climb up the stairs, we got an exellent explanation about the history of the lighthouse

Thank nathaliehertsberge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite a wait to go up as we had picked quite a busy day, but well worth the wait. Fantastic views at the top and very friendly guide. Thanks!

Thank 303hazel608
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very informative tour given by the guide of this very special place, I had wondered about the climb as heights & I don't agree but followed the advice of a member of staff & didn't look down, luckily our 4 year old granddaughter passed...More

Thank AmyNorfolk
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Quite a long walk up but a great view and very interesting history of the bay and all the wreckages there have been near Happisburgh

Thank Tamsin L
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

This place is run by volunteers and it’s fantastic, went on one of the open days so we could go to the top. Staff knowledgeable and the boy loved it. Stairs hard work if you are not fit. Amazing views. Would recommend. Also leave a...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

We were very fortunate to be in the area on one of few open days. The site was fairly crowded and we had to wait our turn to get up to the top. There are no floors apart from the ground floor, so the staircase...More

Thank Andreja J
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

This is the first opportunity I've had to walk up Happisburgh Lighthouse, as it only opens on Sundays at certain times of the year. Admission is £5 for adults and £1 for kids, with a minimum height of 1m being needed to climb the tower....More

Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We were lucky that our visit to this part of Norfolk coincided with the Open day of the Lighthouse. Be prepared to climb over 100 steps, and if you don't like heights, don't look down!. The very last climb up to the light is almost...More

1  Thank Sarah G
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This is a most impressive lighthouse, standing above the beach at Happisburgh. It looked fabulous when we visited last week, having been freshly painted. It was such a shame that we weren't around for it's first open day as we'd had loved to have gone...More

Thank philippam2006
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