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Flamborough Lighthouse

Flamborough Head, Flamborough, Bridlington, England
+44 1262 678255
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Owner description: A lighthouse was first built on the Flamborough Headland in 1669 but was never lit. The current lighthouse was built in 1806 and acts as a waypoint... more » Owner description: A lighthouse was first built on the Flamborough Headland in 1669 but was never lit. The current lighthouse was built in 1806 and acts as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic as well as marking the Flamborough Headland for vessels heading for the ports of Scarborough and Bridlington. Tours of Flamborough Lighthouse are organised by East Riding of Yorkshire Council under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House. « less
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Lincoln
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We walked around the lighthouse and along the cliff tops enjoying the fresh sea air and the wonderful views. It is not for the fainthearted who dislike looking over the edge of cliffs, but then you can move inland away from the edge! Seabirds were plentiful, there were interesting story boards providing loads of information and there was a cafe... More

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Jacksdale
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Excellent restaurant with a good choice of menu, service was a little slow on the day but that was caused by a card machine problem.

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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Interesting place cracking views rugged cliffs plenty of sea birds ,and a big old lighthouse .Good size car park pay and display and most importantly a great cafe with lovely fish and chips. Lots of people out walking and the day we were there a whole group of "twitchers " had turned up to see a bird .So bird watching,... More

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Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
34 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Visited the place whilst on holiday 22nd to 29th Sept, large car parking area, very popular with beautiful walks well marked all around the headland, car park a bit costly, with no concessions for disabled at all, lighthouse is obviously in a beautiful position but be aware, if there is fog, the alarm will be be sounding and boy...is it... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The beam from Flamborough lighthouse can be seen for miles, and stands proudly, on the cliffs at Flamborough. There is a convenient tea shop, and visits to the top of the lighthouse are arranged at certain times. The view from the cliffs is amazing, and there are several walks along the cliffs and steep pathways to the beaches. It's important... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We parked the car at Flamborough Head and walked the 3miles ish to the lighthouse with the dog. Lovely walk amazing views and when we got close to the lighthouse we saw about a dozen seals bobbing about in the water, an amazing sight. Lovely gift shop and great ice cream, wish we have had more time to stop for... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Lovely place. Staff great - even came and sang happy birthday and gave my aunt a card. They had decorated the tables with flowers. The choice and presentation of the food was exceptional though huge portions - too good to leave any!!!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
77 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The lighthouse is situated in naturally amazing place. You can leave a car on the spacious parking lot (pay&display) and visit the lighthouse Saturday –Sunday 12-4pm, but not all year round. Pay more attention to the parking machine, if you don’t press “daily” you will be issued with the ticket which expires within a few hours (for the same price... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

First time I had been round the lighthouse and found it very interesting with brilliant views from the top. Only disadvantage is the number of stairs to climb but that is part and parcel of the attraction. Well recommended!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Flamborough head has Amazing views! The area is beautifully peaceful and clean. It's a must for site seeing and wildlife although I wouldn't advise taking toddlers due to cliff edges! The restaurant is delightfully friendly, clean and reasonably priced. Photographers paradise ⭐️

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