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Nash Point Lighthouse

Address: Llantwit Major, Wales
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: For 175 years Nash Point lighthouse, designed by James Walker, the Engineer-in-Chief to Trinity...
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Southampton UK
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129 reviews 129 reviews
96 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Although the lighthouse was closed (winter) the area headland and outside of the lighthouse is worth a visit great views and cliff top walks large car park open in the summer.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

A short visit to this beautiful, remote headland is worth it for the views alone although nothing was open on a Friday afternoon - it's also not clear where to park or whether visitors are actually allowed in the lighthouse area as there are no clear signs.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have stayed at the cottages here 3 times already and have booked again. This is such a beautiful area, with beaches, walks and peace in abundance. If you get the chance to go inside the lighthouse, you won't be disappointed. The views are stunning and even if you're not the best at climbing stairs, you can take a rest... More 

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Kenfig Hill, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We here at Aberkenfig Radio Club had a lovely weekend down at Nash Point on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Lots of radio contacts Nice Cafe and got a lovely tour of the lighthouse

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London, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The lighthouse itself is open in the afternoon on Sundays during the summer and we had the chance to climb it, look at the lamp and admire the view - and meet two friendly lighthouse keepers. We even managed to arrive as they were testing the foghorns, which apparently happens on the third Sunday of the month. You can walk... More 

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Wales
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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Nice place to visit, good views across the channel, interesting lighthouse and great cliff formations

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

A very interesting and photogenic lighthouse with the added interest of fog horns. The rock formations add to the interest and all within a short walk of ample 'cheap' parking with the opportunity to chat with the interesting car park octogenarian (minus one year ;))

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

What a wonderful place to stay for a week! The weather was good and sunrise and sunset spectacular. The long climb up the lighthouse is rewarded with excellent views and a walk on the beach and cliff tops is a must. Accommodation is pretty good but no en suite. spectacular views from lounge and bedroom where you can watch the... More 

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Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Words can't adequately describe what it's like to stay here. We stayed in Ariel which is meticulously maintained and extremely comfortable, we were greeted with a lovely hamper. There are a number of walks and places to see and some lovely pubs nearby serving top quality meals and hospitality, particularly tje Plough and Harrow in Monknash. We will do our... More 

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Rugeley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My hubby and I got married at Nash point lighthouse on the 7.10.12, what a fantastic venue, not designed for a large wedding party, but for smaller weddings it's the perfect venue, we travelled from the midlands together with most of our guests. Chris Williams and his wife did so much to help like setting the venue up providing me... More 

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