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“Great Views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Amherst Lighthouse

Fort Amherst Lighthouse
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Ranked #18 of 56 attractions in St. John's
Type: Lighthouses
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The Woodlands, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
“Great Views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The lighthouse itself isn't anything spectacular but the hike near the trail is really challenging and quite nice. It's nice to see the St. John's Harbour from the "other" side as well so you're looking over at Signal Hill. The area you walk through to get to the lighthouse is really pretty as well with the water and rocks on your left.

Visited September 2012
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London, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Iconic Newfoundland”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

We didn't visit, just snagged a view from Signal Hill. Beautiful scenery.

Visited July 2012
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Sutton, Ontario
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6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

The lighthouse is well kept but unfortunately the site remainder of the site has been allowed to fall into complete ruin and everything except the lighthouse is completely inaccessible. Very big disappointment & would not recommend this attraction to anyone.

Visited July 2012
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St. John's, Canada
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“old and abandoned”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

it needs a lot of work, you were once able to walk along and see the old site and now its closed off.

Visited June 2012
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St. John's, Canada
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15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Lighthouse is well maintained. The rest is in ruins.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

There was a cluster of artillary bunkers just below the lighthouse. They were in poor shape but still worth a visit in the 90s. They were the main protection for the City Harbour during WW II . But they were gradually allowed to fall into ruin. The area is now barred off because it is dangerous to walk around down there. Several structures have collapsed.

Visited June 2011
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