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Portland Bill Lighthouse, Isle of Portland

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Must see · Lighthouse · Landmark
At Portland Bill Lighthouse, discover the 300-year-old history of all the lighthouses that have stood on this spot, warning ships and sailors. Take a guided tour of the current structure, a white and red tower dating from 1906, and hear stories of the island and infamous wrecks. A visitor center and private museum occupy the former headquarters of the lighthouse keeper. Climb 153 steps to the top of the 35 m (114 ft) beacon for sweeping views. Make Portland Bill Lighthouse a centerpiece of your Isle of Portland vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Isle of Portland online trip planner.
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  • We came for a brief stop to see the lighthouse and the edge of the land as it finishes before the sea. It was really cold and windy so we just went down to the waters edge. Public toilets and food...  more »
  • Absolutely wonderful place to go for a stretch of the legs and some fresh air. Toilets and cafe area provided. There is also a museum and gift shop  more »
  • Very popular place to visit. I always take my visitors there. Plenty of history. Very large car park and reasonable price. Try The Lobster Pot for lunch or just a coffee you won't be disappointed. Lovely walks and huge playing field ideal for a kick about, cricket, dog walk or just a leisurely stroll. Enjoy whatever the weather.
  • Well worth a visit if on the island. The views are stunning. You can climb over the rocks in the old quarry (and sometimes find fossils), enjoy an ice cream while watching the waves and at certain times of the year, go up the lighthouse.

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