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Happisburgh Lighthouse

Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh NR12 0PY, England
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Arranged a special visit here for a small group for Hubby's birthday. This lighthouse is unique as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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Part of walk around the village

Not open on the day we took the walk around the village trail but we intend to visit on an open... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Narborough, United Kingdom
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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 contributions. The lighthouse is open to the public on occasional Sundays and Bank Holidays throughout the summer. Private visits can also be arranged throughout the year for individuals or groups.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average1%
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“open days” (11 reviews)
“light house” (6 reviews)
“norfolk coast” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Lighthouse Lane, Happisburgh NR12 0PY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arranged a special visit here for a small group for Hubby's birthday. This lighthouse is unique as it is now run and maintained by dedicated volunteers who campaigned against its closure. A special Act of Parliament was required to allow them - rather than Trinity...More

Thank SwordMaiden
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Not open on the day we took the walk around the village trail but we intend to visit on an open day. It appears to be a very well kept building accompanied by its two cottages

Thank dennisgreeno
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I contacted the Light house keepers through their website to see if I could arrange a surprise viewing for my Wife while we were on holiday in the area recently. They responded very quickly and were most accommodating. We met Peter at the light house...More

Thank 829RichardH829
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This charming lighthouse is apparently the oldest working lighthouse in East Anglia. It was was constructed in 1790 as one of a pair of candle-powered lights before being electrified in 1947.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely place to visit. Gorgeous sandy stretch of beach with fabulous views. The play area at the car park is great too - the zip wire was a big hit. There are toilets and a place to buy coffee too.

Thank Katkuta
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This red and white banded lighthouse can be seen from afar and we first saw this through an opening cut into the hedging at the East Ruston gardens. Built in 1790 it is now independently operated by a Trust. It is open on occasional Sundays...More

Thank Hackford
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Very busy bank holiday Monday in August on a sunny day. Good ticket system with numbers, so you get called to climb steps in groups of 15 . Great interesting guided talk after 90 steps before climbing the last ladder like 12 steps to top.Again...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If your in Norfolk and the light house is open you won't want to miss the climb to the top. Staff very informative about the only Lighthouse run by a trust and not trinity house. Views from the top are fantastic.

Thank DibblesEssex
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great Lighthouse to be able to visit on the Norfolk Coast. Ellie Goulding filmed one of her music videos here

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This is an iconic landmark that can be seen for miles around. If open, take the opportunity to climb to the top of the lighthouse the views are worth it and the talk given by the local guides is very interesting. The spiral staircase that...More

Thank Fuzzbod
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