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Annapolis Lighthouse

242 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-532-3035
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Type: Lighthouses
Owner description: The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, who operates the popular Candlelight Graveyard Tours, also owns this historic lighthouse. It serves as... more » Owner description: The Historical Association of Annapolis Royal, who operates the popular Candlelight Graveyard Tours, also owns this historic lighthouse. It serves as the headquarters for their award-winning National Historic District, Acadian Heritage & Acadian Candlelight Tours. It was built in 1889 and is situated almost halfway between the Equator and the North Pole in the heart of Canada's largest national historic district. « less
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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Not much to see but a great attraction to the boardwalk, the beach, Cafe Compose etc etc The historic tour starts from here which is worth the time.

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Arlington, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Other lighthouses are often off the beaten path and require hiking or driving on washboard roads. This one is right on the main drag stashed between Fort Anne and a pretty good cafe. (Although I am pretty sure that they weren't planning the cafe part of that location. It is small (about 20 feet tall) amd well kept in a... More

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Mentone, AL
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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

This is a wee little lighthouse, but it's close to the town's promenade. We enjoyed a walk there, and sat on benches and looked out on the water. It's a very pretty view and calming place to be.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We highly recommend this walking tour of by Alan Melanson and his delightful "Texacadian" wife, Durline. They are knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides with a genuine interest in sharing the history of the Acadians with visitors to the region. Their story at the end of the tour is a gem!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I wholeheartedly recommend taking part in the Acadian Candlelight tour - whether you are interested in Acadian history, eager to learn more about how the early European settlers lived in North America or just want to dive into the Acadian culture (cuisine and dance), this is the tour in Annapolis Royal! The exceptional hosts Durline and Allan give the tour... More

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Ottawa, ON
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The view from up here is spectacular, but the lighthouse itself isn't really anything to see. Take a walk around and see the water and all the lovely old homes from here.

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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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242 reviews 242 reviews
100 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is typical of many lighthouses on Nova Scotia but you can get up close and personal with this one. You can even sit down on a bench and soak up the view weather permitting.

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High River, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Fresh new paint. Green area surrounding the lighthose well kept and the maple tree beside it perfectly trimmed . Also it's close proximity to the booardwalk

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Apopka, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
60 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The lighthouse has good views behind it of the Annapolis Basin and the homes and churches on the far bank. It is a good photo stop while strolling through the town.

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New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The lighthouse itself is rather small and less than inspiring, but the surrounding view more than made up for it.

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