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Address: Llantwit Major, Wales
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Description: 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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Well worth a visit

Great place of interest with very friendly knowledgable staff telling the history of the lighthouse and surrounding area. Great views from the top on a clear day, and a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Swansea
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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great place of interest with very friendly knowledgable staff telling the history of the lighthouse and surrounding area. Great views from the top on a clear day, and a beautiful cliff walk. An added bonus is hearing the foghorn, even though you will jump out of your skin it is so loud! Take the kids, your granny or just yourself... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We live locally but have never visited before. It was very interesting and such a beautiful place. We thoroughly enjoyed going up the lighthouse and they blew the foghorn too. The staff were very helpful, polite, friendly and welcoming, we will definitely recommend this lighthouse. Well worth a visit.

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Beautiful place, fantastic views and lovely walks. There is a private car park which charges £1.50 which has toilet facilites, a little shop where you can get a drink and piece of cake etc. We took our own food and had a picnic overlooking the sea as it was a lovely sunny day. The lighthouse is just a short walk... More 

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Southampton UK
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96 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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39 helpful votes 39 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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189 reviews 189 reviews
73 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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