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Hold on to your hats!!

On the last day of our stay in Dorset we decided on a quick visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Matthew B
Bexhill, England, United Kingdom
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Fabulous & Interesting

Fascinating attraction to visit. Nice visitor centre, happy & helpful staff and probably the only... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phil H
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For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank...more
DT5 2JT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On the last day of our stay in Dorset we decided on a quick visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse. The weather wasn’t clever at all. High winds and on the journey heavy rain. By the time we got to the car park the rain had...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fascinating attraction to visit. Nice visitor centre, happy & helpful staff and probably the only time I'll ever climb up a lighthouse in my life. Followed by lunch at the nearby Lobster Pot.

Thank Phil H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I really enjoyed our visit here....we climbed all 155 steps to the top of the lighthouse...our guide was lovely and shared the history regarding the lighthouse...I was nervous as I got to the top but I done it and felt proud as...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose a beautiful Autumn day to visit the light house. Been looking forward to this trip for ages and it didn't disappoint. The tour was fascinating, our guide extremely knowledgeable and the views from the top simply stunning . An absolute must do if...More

Thank TheRioTrio
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely autumnal day with plenty of sunshine so put on the walking boots and went for a hike around Portland. Lighthouse wasn't opened on this visit but if you check in advance they do have guided tours. Lovely views of the coast and worth visiting...More

Thank Roland M
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you visit Portland Bill and the light House is open I would recommend you take a tour up to the top. The staff are very helpful and give you some interesting facts.Well worth the effort to climb the stairs the views are lovley

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was another place Sue wanted to show me that she visited as a child but again even out in the middle of nowhere you are charged to park! So thank god a kind man gave his ticket to Sue with a remaining 2 hrs...More

Thank JohnRWebb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk from The Heights hotel along the coast was gorgeous. The sun was shining and the coastal path was winding round the headland

Thank aka72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there on a sunny evening for the sunset - it's amazing. Perched literally on the end of Portland and surrounded by rocks, we managed to watch the sunset and then the moon rise - it helped that it was a full moon. As for...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't visit the lighthouse - not dog friendly - but had a stroll around the area. The difference between the windward side and the leeward side seemed to be about 20 degrees and we visited on a quite warm calm day - what it...More

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September 29, 2018|
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Response from tinkerbella262018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Children have to be over a certain height and 2 or 3 year olds are definately to small for safety reasons. The stairs are very steep and narrow and the sides are not secure for little ones.
Natalie B
August 28, 2017|
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Response from J S | Reviewed this property |
Only in the shop ( typical & hypocritical) Not allowed up the stairs, nor will they watch over your pet. Rubbish. Left after an hour’ s walk without climbing it.
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
No mac headroom