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Tarbat Ness, Portmahomack, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although there is no direct access to lighthouse or keepers cottages, you can see it fairly close and it is well-maintained and worth a photo or two. The scenery is beautiful -we were lucky with the weather and the heather was also in bloom which...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank McMillan06
Reviewed July 16, 2019

Park your car and walk to the lighthouse - it just gets bigger and bigger! Designed by Stevenson, I think it's one of the tallest in Scotland. Lovely gentle paths among pollution-free heather and turf : we saw lots of wild flowers, sea birds and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank katethepict
Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

Walked the 3 miles on Sunday from portmahomack up to the lighthouse a lovely peaceful stroll that took us around an hour bet well worth the trip

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

Love lighthouses & this didn’t disappoint. It’s privately owned so you can only look but what a beautiful piece of architecture. The grounds it sits on are immaculate. Lovely visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mornab2019
Reviewed April 27, 2019

We spent many happy holidays in one of the keeper's cottages at Tarbat Ness, and it was with heavy heart and some tears that we learnt a few years ago that the lighthouse was being sold and we would no longer be able to stay...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Viv S
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

We found this lighthouse on one of our walks and it's amazing the views are fabulous and definitely worth a visit!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank pbr0gan
Reviewed April 16, 2019

It was a bitterly cold afternoon when we drove to the carpark and walked the short distanct to the lighthouse. We proceeded down the path right to the point where the views are extensive out to all the coastlines. Some lovely rockpools to explore to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Walter H
Reviewed March 31, 2019

The place is remote, so basically we were the only ones here. It's great to walk around, feel the nature.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Aida G
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

An easy level walk takes you round the lighthouse (private, no entry but tower is still owned by the NLB who may possibly have occasional open days). Stunning views and a variety of bird life make for an interesting walk.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SwordMaiden
Reviewed March 1, 2019 via mobile

We loved this place a great walk with our 3 dogs. We were luck to have this place to ourselves, well worth a visit if in the area

Date of experience: February 2019
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