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Light House

Well worth a Visit. About 30min steady walk from a small car park. Delighted to have seen this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mlchael812006
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Fascinating piece of history

Visited the lighthouse as part of the circular walking route around the island which took about 3... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Trinigasman
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse with plenty of information boards. Really interesting place with lots of history both about the existing lighthouse and the original one. A 2km walk from the parking area, we had a lovely evening walk with our 2 young children. Would recommend if you are in the area.

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank wildbobedwards
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Reviewed 2 June 2021 via mobile

What a gem... 2.1km walk to the lighthouse, some beautiful scenery upon the way. When we got to the lighthouse, there is great information available and the chance to have a cuppa and relax. Lovely way to spend some time in Scalpay.

Date of experience: May 2021
Thank kelly22788
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Reviewed 31 May 2021 via mobile

Lovely way to spend a couple of hours or more. Walk strenuous at times for those not quite as fit. Lighthouse and history very interesting. Worth a visit

Date of experience: May 2021
1  Thank Allisonhend
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Reviewed 27 October 2020

We had an enjoyable clockwise 7-mile circular walk to Eilean Glas lighthouse from the other end of the island. The route over the moors is waymarked with occasional wooden posts. There are shorter ways to get there, e.g. we saw several people using the clear 2-km approach track from a small car park mentioned in "Not to be Missed!". The location of the lighthouse is fantastic, with views (on a clear day) over The Minch to Skye.

But some earlier reviews are inaccurate about its ownership. The lighthouse itself is maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board. It is only the cottages (where tea and coffee are available in exchange for a donation) that are privately owned by the Trusts. See the entry for the lighthouse on Wikipedia!

Date of experience: September 2020
1  Thank Brian R
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Reviewed 17 October 2020 via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting this lighthouse, which has so much history. The journey itself to Scalpay is really memorable with beautiful scenery along a route with passing places. There is a small car park with spaces for around 5 cars. From there, there is a 2km walk to the lighthouse. The path was a little boggy in places, however we really enjoyed watching the lighthouse getting ever closer. On arrival you can see a small jetty and lighthouse cottages. The tea and coffee facilities were really appreciated. There is an honesty box to offer a donation and purchase guidebooks and maps. Really interesting architecture and certainly well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2020
Thank 328stephenk
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