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Southwold Lighthouse

Stradbroke Rd | Centre of The Seaside Resort of Southwold, Southwold, England
+44 20 7481 6900
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Great Experience

Signed up for the lighthouse tour as I'd never been up inside a lighthouse before. There are a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen D
Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom
Day trip

Lovely day at Southwold. The pier is great and lots to see, the water clock and mirrors for... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Southwold Lighthouse stands in the middle of the historic resort of Southwold, in the heart of the beautiful Suffolk Heritage Coast. The Lighthouse provides a waymark for vessels navigating the East Coast and guides vessels making for Southwold Harbour. Tours of Southwold Lighthouse are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“worth the climb” (24 reviews)
“light house” (15 reviews)
“opening times” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Stradbroke Rd | Centre of The Seaside Resort of Southwold, Southwold, England
+44 20 7481 6900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Signed up for the lighthouse tour as I'd never been up inside a lighthouse before. There are a lot of stairs to climb at the start of the tour, after all you are climbing up inside a lighthouse. So people with a genuine fear of...More

Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Lovely day at Southwold. The pier is great and lots to see, the water clock and mirrors for example. The cafes on pier are very clean and have great service. Bet it’s lovely in the summer.

Thank cathsharman123
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had 3 children aged between 6 and 8 plus 2 adults. Family tickets are available and the tour takes about 1 hour. We climbed the steps with Bob the guide and the rest of the group. Stopping on each level for a talk and...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to Southwold for some 23 years on and off an finally got to climb the lighthouse. This inexpensive but fantastic activity gives you both history and a view - and is good for your health.

Thank David E
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had a few days in Southwold, 1 which was a Wednesday, when the Lighthouse was Open. When you look at the Lighthouse from the Outside, you think o.k. it's tall, but it's a Lighthouse. Once you are Inside & look up, it's quite different.When...More

Thank Roger97544
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a very interesting one-half hour visit to the Southwold Lighthouse. It was fun to climb stairs for views from this historic building. There are quite a few stairs so we don't think it would suit the frail or disabled. Our guide, Tim, made...More

Thank Ericpear
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Informative, funny and interesting. Tim, our guide, made it a much enjoyable visit and we learnt more than I thought we would for a very reasonable - and value for money - £4 each. Great views. Worth a visit.

Thank Laaron2808
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Escorted tour with knowledge fun guide. We happened to have Tim who was really pleasant interesting and funny. I have been round many lighthouses but this was by far the most interesting due to the very appropriate commentary from Tim i learnt a lot about...More

Thank APCW910
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Whilst on a walking day, we took a trip up the lighthouse, as mentioned previously terrific views. The chap taking the money was very enthusiastic (sorry did not get his name). Brad the guide was also very passionate and knowledgeable. We took the last tour...More

Thank BabsNorwich
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to Southwold and was amazed by this superb example of a Lighthouse. Have took some amazing pictures of this, especially as it is further from coast then normal. Worth a visit, as wheelchair user I couldn't climb stairs but I could send...More

Thank Noddy5956
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Questions & Answers
29 July 2017|
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Response from Will H | Reviewed this property |
You can, but there are usually tickets available on the door - however you may not get the time slot you want. Good value tour though :)
21 August 2016|
Response from Numismatist | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, 1100 - 1300 and 1400 - 1600 on the 24th and 25th August. Closed on 22nd and 23rd. You could phone 01255 245156 to check.
helen h
20 June 2016|
Response from disappontedChorley |
is it open 17-19th June 2017