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St Catherine's Lighthouse

Niton, England
+44 1983 730435
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Was a little apprehensive about visiting here......firstly you need to park quite away up the hill... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent attraction, a must see on the island!

We stumbled on this light house at night under a spectacular starry sky and were so intrigued we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1983 730435
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Was a little apprehensive about visiting here......firstly you need to park quite away up the hill and the place looked a little deserted. I needn't have worried. We were greeted by an elderly couple who were very friendly and also very knowledgeable about not only...More

Thank nick_white
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stumbled on this light house at night under a spectacular starry sky and were so intrigued we returned the day after (friday 15th sept). We were met by a very welcoming and friendly tour guide Bob Owens who's knowledge of the lighthouses operation, engineering...More

Thank Fatso99
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting guided tour by Barrie. Excellent knowledge of his subject, with plenty of time to ask questions. Superb photo opportunities from the top of the Lighthouse. Well worth a visit if you are on the IOW. Make sure you have a decent level of...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited with my boyfriend and two dogs on a lovely sunny day. It's a steep downhill walk to the lighthouse which we enjoyed very much and then as dogs aren't allowed in, we had a walk around and a look from the outside. Great...More

Thank emilylmayo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are lucky enough to find that the Lighthouse is open - this is a must. It only cost £4 each for a guided tour! But bear in mind you'll have to pay in cash - they haven't got a card machine. The tour...More

Thank matthewbeard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a bright sunny day and as dogs are not allowed in the lighthouse decided just to look from the outside. The lighthouse is in lovely condition and made for good photos. The views are good and lots of places for sitting and...More

1  Thank Helen-9999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We attended on 24th Aug 2017. After some initial confusion following signage we are glad we persevered. Really good level of information that engaged our party (from 8-39 yrs). Tour really good, our guide (Bob Owens) was really enthusiastic and tailored the info to those...More

Thank AGerman1979
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guided tour of the lighthouse takes visitors to the very top where you stand next to the extraordinary optics and gaze out over the English Channel from the most southerly point of the Isle of Wight. The tour guides are charming and very knowledgeable...More

Thank DollyRocket
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant and very interesting experience. Our tour guide, Andrew, was very knowledgeable and engaging. A definite for a return visit.

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing trip to the lighthouse. Was the cheapest attraction we went to and one of the best! Had a guided tour and he was extremely good. We had our young daughter who is 8 with us and she really enjoyed this educational tour. I would...More

Thank Cherie D
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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.
30 October 2015|
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.
12 July 2015|
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Response from graham A | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the Buddle inn car park PO38 2NE