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Address: Llantwit Major, Wales
Phone Number: 07850047721
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For 175 years Nash Point lighthouse, designed by James Walker, the...

For 175 years Nash Point lighthouse, designed by James Walker, the Engineer-in-Chief to Trinity House, has been keeping the mariner safe of Nash Sands, the sandbanks off the point at the entrance to the Bristol Channel.

In 1977 a rare plant, the tuberous thistle (Cirsium Tuberosum), was found growing around the lighthouse.

Nash Point was the last manned lighthouse in Wales. The lighthouse keepers left on 5 August 1998.

Nash Point formally opened its doors to the public in 2007 so why not come along and see this wonderful lighthouse and the stunning scenery around about it from a new perspective?

 

Fog Signal

 

The fog signal is sounded at 14.00 On the first Saturday and third Sunday of each month, weather conditions permitting.

 

Tours of Nash Point are organised under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

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Breathtaking views

Park at the cliff top car park and enjoy views over the Bristol channel to Devon. descend to the beach and walk around the point to see impressive cliffs. These are lmestone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Park at the cliff top car park and enjoy views over the Bristol channel to Devon. descend to the beach and walk around the point to see impressive cliffs. These are lmestone cliffs so beware of being too close. Also check the tide tables posted at the cliff top cafe.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

No signposts to this but get your map out and find it. The man in the caravan charges £2 to park up but the walk to the lighthouse and then back along the cliff edge is well worth it. We visited in October so the little cafe wasn't open. Excellent viewpoints and the water is also accesable by a steepish... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Pleasant walking but wrap up warm! Car parking costs £2. The limestone cliffs are spectacular. Apparently you can get married in the lighthouse. It was eerie hearing the booming fog horn.

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Thank Susan K
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Walk along the cliff path from Llantwit beach or from the nearby car park and then lie on the grass and stare up at the lighthouse, enjoying the clouds shifting behind it and RELAX.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Often go down here just for the views. It's s great place to stroll about or use as a base for longer walks. Lovely views, light houses, cliffs, beaches, etc. One of my favourite places to visit especially at sunset. Car park (small charge) and tea room, open at various times during the year.

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Please check with the web site if you want to visit The Lighthouse for opening times they are usual'y Sat:-Sun: 12.30 till 5.00 and will cost you £3.50 per adult but check before you go as they do very during the season.This Iconic Lighthouse complete with fog horn and keepers cottages makes for some stunning scenic photos and of the... More 

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a Friday as we didn't do our research (none of you fellow Tripadvisors mentioned that the lighthouse is only open on a Wednesday!), but what really disappointed me was that the old guy at the car park took our £4 (we were in two cars), said nothing about the lighthouse being closed, and then proceeded to close... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place and what a view! Well worth a visit even in the blustery cold weather. We were disappointed however as the lighthouse only opens on a Wednesday and we were unaware of that. Our party included a baby in a pushchair and the paths were quite manageable. We arrived at about 3.30 pm and the cafe was already closing... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well, we struggled with the signage to start with - it was on one side of the road but not the other, but realising we'd probably gone too far, turned around and found the sign opposite a pub! Lovely drive down through and parked in the car park on the hilltop by the café. We were met at the lighthouse... More 

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Thank Debbie H
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The views from the top of the lighthouse are stunning and is worth the climb! The lighthouse is manned by very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. Even though I suffer from vertigo the climb was not as daunting as I imagined it was going to be. They sounded the horn whilst we were there, which was rather exciting even though... More 

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