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“Wedding Venue” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Nash Point Lighthouse

Nash Point Lighthouse
Llantwit Major, Wales
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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.
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
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“Wedding Venue”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I recently attended a wedding at Nash Point Lighthouse.
We relied on our Sat Nav to get there, at no point was there a sign post for the Lighthouse.We didn't have to pay a parking fee as were attending a wedding.I think the Lighthouse has had a recent coat of paint, as it was used for one of the beacons to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
Fortunately the day was sunny, but somewhat windy.
The Wedding 'Room' was on the 3rd floor- bring your oxygen cylinder to help you climb the stairs, as there is no lift.
There is a toilet on the first floor ( no lock on the door) so this meant that I could have a breather before I tackled the remaining steps.
The capacity is 24, which includes the Bride & Groom . One of the lighthouse staff sat on the stairs to take photos at the end of the ceremony, but the Bridge & Groom went up to the 7th floor for more photographs.

Visited July 2012
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Rhoose, United Kingdom
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“Great for wedding parties and visitors alike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

If you are looking for an unusual place to hold your wedding then, this is the place to try. It's not suitable for large parties but the relatively small rooms provide a very intimate atmosphere. You’ll have no choice but to mingle closely together, which is great for a wedding reception.

Gerald and his fellow keepers are helpful, very friendly and what they don’t know about lighthouses is not worth knowing. Ask any question and they’ll happily provide an answer.

There are some holiday apartments that can be hired and they are a great base to the numerous coastal path walks in the Vale of Glamorgan. This is a walker’s paradise.

There are plenty of car parking spaces near a small cafe for which there is a small fee (Car parking at or near the actual lighthouse is free). It is well worth the walk down onto the beach from this café but be careful as the narrow path can be awkward. The lighthouse is just a short walk or drive along the headland from the café.

By the way, the views from the top are great, but be prepared for some aching legs climbing the spiral stairs, if you’re not too fit (like me!)

Visited May 2012
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“Great views & atmosphere.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great views & atmosphere. Cheap parking & camping in the adjacent field. Very nice place foe a barbie 7 chilling day.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Pleasant enought”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Scenery here is quite nice but can't compare to other South Wales coastal landscapes like Gower or Pembrokeshire. Beach is a bit bleak around Nash Point.

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“Relaxing Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I usually end up here when feeling stressed looking out across the channel unwinds me

Visited August 2011
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