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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Center

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Address: Cornwall TR12 7NT, The Lizard TR12 7NT, England
Phone Number: +44 1326 290202

With the help of a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Trinity...

With the help of a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Trinity House renovated the Engine Room at Lizard Lighthouse, retaining some of the old engines. It now also features new exhibition material, an audio visual room and a number of interactive displays. The Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre was officially opened in 2009 by HRH The Princess Royal.

The distinctive twin towers of Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain. See displays depicting Trinity House's history, housed in the original engine room. It was commissioned in 1752. For over 250 years, the lighthouse has provided a welcoming landfall light to vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

Tours of Lizard Lighthouse are organised under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

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Had a weekend here with the mrs what a great place to ramble around, interesting little coves, rnli stations to explore along with the lighthouse, all made a great w/e.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bewdley, United Kingdom
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Bewdley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a weekend here with the mrs what a great place to ramble around, interesting little coves, rnli stations to explore along with the lighthouse, all made a great w/e.

Thank Timcross
Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Paid for the Lighthouse tour it was excellent. Jimmy our guide was very informative. Worth every penny paid. (And we were invited to an ice-cream tasting in the gift shop) .

Thank Linda C
Liskeard, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This amazing building has a fantastic, interactive information room. This is designed with something for all ages. The guides your was informative and friendly.

Thank LizzyD2
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the best day of our holiday a truly amazing experience and a fascinating tour of a real working lighthouse with the stunning lizard peninsula as a backdrop and the staff were funny friendly and knowledgeable I would recommend anyone who is in the area to pay a visit you won't be disappointed

Thank mariepawprint
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Me, my husband and two children really enjoyed visiting the lighthouse and heritage centre. My daughter and I decided to do the lighthouse tour which we thought was great our guide Jimmy was really informative and very friendly! We parked in the first donation car park you come too at the Lizard and it's a lovely 10-15 minute walk down... More 

Thank chellenanaya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is the best ice cream I have ever eaten! The salted Carmel and champagne and raspberry sobert! AMAZING. Great value and a heavenly chocolate surprise!

Thank Lauren S
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Not only is this centre in a magical location but it is really interesting inside as well as out. The museum charted the history of lighthouses, covering their operation, equipment, and the life-saving role to Mariners. Look in the drawers in the museum, they contain many interesting facts, figures, explanations. Watch and listen to the video with the commentary by... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Well worth a visit and tour to learn the workings of a lighthouse. It belongs to national trust now so you will have to pay for parking aswell as entry fee.

Thank 147Starburst147
Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We were on holiday staying in a self catering cottage not far away and we were exploring all tge different coves and then came across the lighthouse but it was closed. Even so we had a look around it from the outside and sat and looked at the lovely view. I enjoyed it even though we couldn't go inside :-)

Thank Lauren L
Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

We took the guided tour. Caroline - the lighthouse keeper - was excellent and gave us a great insight into the past and present operations of the lighthouse.


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