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A rare oportunity to tour an operational lighthouse.

A small exhibit on the ground floor details the responsibilities and activities of Trinity House... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

We walked along the coastal path to Portland Bill. Great scenery with rugged rocks you have to look... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank...more
DT5 2JT, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A small exhibit on the ground floor details the responsibilities and activities of Trinity House. The guided tour of the upper levels lighthouse involving climbing the 155 stairs is highly recommended although not for the faint hearted.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the coastal path to Portland Bill. Great scenery with rugged rocks you have to look backwards incase you miss anything, the view changes all the time. We went on the lighthouse tour £7 for my husband and £6 concession for me. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had always been interested to visit Portland Bill since it is easily recognisable on the UK map. The walk around the southern Portland peninsula is spectacular, with amazing rock formations that would be of interest to any amateur geologist.

Thank DevonDon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited yesterday and we went on the tour which was fabulous. We would highly recommend. We learnt so much.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Jaw dropping views and a great gift shop to browse . Prices of gifts good value plus a very well stocked cafe

Thank Andy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had walked for an hour alone from a local hotel to climb Portland Bill. I had my two dogs with me. Dogs are not allowed in the Lighthouse. Neither will they take responsibility to watch your dog if you want to climb up the...More

Thank J S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had visited Portland Bill once before but I did not do the lighthouse tour, as I do struggle with heights. But this time I decided to bite the bullet & take the tour & I was not disappointed at all. The gentleman tour guide...More

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit, especially if the sun is shining! We drove up to this part of Portland and watched the world go by. A nice relaxing morning

Thank FionaandPhil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kids love it here for a walk, has a small park, lighthouse, gift shop and a cafe well worth a visit for a walk, relax and some lunch

Thank KaraT314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 6 year old pleaded to go up the lighthouse. I warned him that it was tall. He still wanted to go.....and yep, you've guessed it, he couldn't make it down the stairs afterwards for fear of heights. Despite extra tours going on around him,...More

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Natalie B
28 August 2017|
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
Only in the shop ( typical & hypocritical) Not allowed up the stairs, nor will they watch over your pet. Rubbish. Left after an hour’ s walk without climbing it.
12 August 2017|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
No mac headroom
Judy M
10 June 2017|
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Response from Mic L | Reviewed this property |
Judy - as you say it is geared towards the car traveller but I do know that there are Explorer type buses for most if not all sections of the route. South west coast path. (all one word)+ org.uk has extensive details but see... More