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St Catherine's Lighthouse

Niton, England
+44 1983 730435
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A highlight not to misd

We walked across the undercliff from the NT car park. a nice way to do it but slippy in places... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PaulofFleet
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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The view is peaceful

It is good if you like to see the landscape of cliffs. Be ready for the cold wind!! There is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lau R
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A light to warn shipping was first established on the Southerly tip of the Isle of Wight in 1323. Today the distinctive octagonal tower of St.Catherine's Lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel and a guide to vessels approaching the Solent. Each tour is approximately 40 minutes. Tours of St Catherine's Lighthouse are operated by Andrew Booth, under licence from The Corporation of Trinity House.
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Niton, England
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+44 1983 730435
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We walked across the undercliff from the NT car park. a nice way to do it but slippy in places. Weather was poor but turning up we were welcomed by two really enthusiastic guides. Their talent for story telling and local history brought it alive....More

Thank PaulofFleet
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is good if you like to see the landscape of cliffs. Be ready for the cold wind!! There is another point near that place... That I liked more honestly

Thank Lau R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't realise the history and technology behind a working lighthouse until you visit it. The location is fantastic on the bottom of the Island, and the two guides knew their facts and talked very well. You need to be able to climb ladders on...More

Thank gagensl24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We'd not been here before because we'd heard it was a seriously long trek from the main road, but if you take the bus to The Buddle pub at Niton, and follow the signposts, it's really not too arduous. Both of the volunteer guides were...More

Thank KNL25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to view lighthouse, we didn't go in as we had been told the tour talk was quite "in depth" and we knew our 5 year old would not understand most of it and get bored. But she still enjoyed looking at the outside...More

Thank Karl T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steep walk down to the lighthouse but well worth it. A great comprehensive tour which was not rushed.A dream come true to get up close to a real working lighthouse lens.Recording site was very interesting as it records measurements for area Wight on the shipping...More

Thank Janet J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place to visit.. Adrian was an excellent tour guide. There was a couple of stops up the lighthouse steps, which was excellent. Full of history and interesting points. Adrian thank you for your help

Thank Jane w
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live locally and often go for walks here and decided to treat ourselves to a tour. It was divided into two parts; initially we were given a 15 minute introductory talk which was very informative and then we waited, and waited for the tour...More

1  Thank Ventnorian
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Lovely place to visit during the day but at sunset it's even more fabulous. Bit of a steep walk down to it and even worse when coming back up but it's worth it.

Thank Django987
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The location and the views around the lighthouse are really beautiful and wide. Visiting the lighthouse with a guided tour is highly recommended! We'd never visited a lighthouse before. We had an idea of how it worked, but we did not knew a lot of...More

Thank Odette K
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tracy r
15 August 2016|
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Response from Robert- UK R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Tracy Number 6 bus service which takes you to the Buddle Inn, the lighthouse is a short walk from there.
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Sue146
30 October 2015|
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Response from Abbey R | Reviewed this property |
Go to the trinity house website and select st Catherine's light house. The opening times change throughout the season.
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Happy_Chopper
12 July 2015|
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Response from graham A | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the Buddle inn car park PO38 2NE
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