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Just have a quick look

I could not enter the light house and just had a look outside. The harbour below is very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Haelen
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
Looking

I’ve been re-examining and experiencing place that I’ve been to in the past. It was definitely... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2018
586JB
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

I wouldn't recommend going to the James Town Lighthouse unless you are in a group. Expect to be approached by a "tour guide" who will make it obvious that you are unwelcome without one. The lighthouse is not accessible and is located in a very poor section of the city. Locals don't appreciate picture-taking.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is a seaside shantytown on the edge of Accra. There is a lighthouse here as well as the decrepit English and Dutch Forts. The shantytown throngs with people and is definitely a sight to experience for travelers from the developed world to get a reality check on the health of humanity around the planet. The tiny living shacks are clustered on the beach and one wonders how badly a rough storm blowing in from the sea would ruin these people’s lives.

Thank Edward R
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Reviewed March 2, 2018

We were taken by our guide to see the fishing village below the lighthouse. It was full of shacks, fisherman and sellers. Very basic and edgy. Good photos, smelly, interesting. A display of hard working poor fishermen.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We were on a small tour. The history of the area is rich in history and an important part of Accra even today. The lighthouse is closed but walking around the boats and watching them come in and out to sea with all the activities is amazing. The fish market is worth seeing including watching the smoking of fish. Not recommended to go alone and be careful of taking pictures. Well worth the experience.

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

only had a brief look around James Town Lighthouse on Monday 27/11/17 while out for the day on a half day tour with my driver Michael. Looks impressive however didn't have time to look inside.

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