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“Really exposed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Butt of Lewis Lighthouse

Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
Scotland
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3-Day Hebrides Tour from Inverness: Isles of...
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Wirral
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“Really exposed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Gale force winds blowing the day we did our Butt of Lewis walk, the waves were spectacular, definately not a place to go near the edge of the cliff - there is a plaque a little way beyond where a lad went over

Visited May 2013
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Isle of lewis, scotland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Stunning views!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

the most north-westerly point of the Outer Hebrides, a trip to the Butt is a must. recommend taking wellies and binoculars. we have seen killer whales, pilot whales seals and all kinds of sea birds form this location. beautiful when sunny but even better when it is windy! the raw beauty of the ocean at its best

Visited May 2013
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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76 attraction reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Cannot be missed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Lovely, breathtaking place; great for bird watching, unfortunately to windy to use a tripod. Superb views of dramatic, rocky scenery of the coast. Most northerly point of the island; you just can’t miss if you visit Lewis. You will be facing old rocks where probably no man had trod before, you can only watch and admire the astounding rock formation, home to birds described on the notice next to the lighthouse.

Be aware of the fact that this place is known as the windiest in the UK so can be somewhat dangerous; think twice before you set your foot to close to the edge of the cliff. I could barely stand and watch birds due to blowing a gale.

Visited April 2013
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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153 reviews 153 reviews
61 attraction reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“The top of Lewis - you have to go there”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Beautifully maintained lighthouse overlooking the butt and the birdlife. Isolated, no-one else about, very atmospheric. You can't go in and it is free. Good explanation boards

Visited March 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
Reviews in 122 cities Reviews in 122 cities
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
“Cold and bleak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Very cold and windy clifftop with a bleak looking lighthouse... It was hard to see much because of the wind but the birds nesting on the cliff was a highlight for birdwatchers like us

Visited September 2012
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