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Visit Southwold Lighthouse

St EdmundsDid you know you can visit the lighthouse and climb the 113 steps to the top of the tower for panoramic views of this historic coastal town? Tours are organised by Southwold Millennium Foundation under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House and take place on many dates throughout the year although more frequently in the summer months.

The lighthouse has an interesting history. The present lighthouse came into operation on 3rd September 1890. The light was originally provided by an Argand burner, this was replaced by a Matthews incandescent oil burner in 1906. A Hood 100mm petroleum vapour burner was installed in 1923 and remained until the station was electrified and demanned in 1938. The character and range of Southwold lighthouse were changed in December 2012 with the main light being increased from 17 to 24 Nautical Miles in advance of the decommisioning of Orfordness lighthouse.

Tour duration: approx 20 minutes

Price: Adults ~ £3.50 , Children (up to 16) ~ £2.50, Family (2 adults, up to 3 children) £10

For further information and opening date, see Trinity House (Southwold)