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Fort Amherst Lighthouse

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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What a view

This is worth the drive around the harbour and the hike in to see this historic Lighthouse and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Louanne C
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Ottawa, Canada
Best viewed from a distance

The Fort Amhurst Lighthouse as seen from a ship on the way into the harbor will satisfy the visual... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
Tim479
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Glen Arm, Maryland
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“light house” (7 reviews)
“harbour mouth” (3 reviews)
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St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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"harbour mouth"
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"great view"
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"signal hill"
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"chain link fence"
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"different perspective"
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"uphill walk"
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"vantage point"
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"lots of walking trails"
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"fishing boats"
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"cabot tower"
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"ruins"
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"battery"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is worth the drive around the harbour and the hike in to see this historic Lighthouse and battery site. Gorgeous views of Signal Hill and the hoes on the hill at St.John's Harbour

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Reviewed February 14, 2018

The Fort Amhurst Lighthouse as seen from a ship on the way into the harbor will satisfy the visual and photographic interests of most people. This combination of lighthouse and fort (gun emplacement) is not on the regular tour routes and would be difficult for...More

Thank Tim479
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Fort Amherst light house is visible from signal hill St. John's. It is a short drive out of St. John's so a car is a must. Also good shoes are needed when walking around the site due to steps if you choose to explore the...More

Thank Hello T
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

On the south shore of St John’s harbour the only road follows along the harbour. Spectacular views across to St John’s and Signal Hill. It is about a ten minute walk from the small parking lot to the lighthouse but it is worth it to...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Small lighthouse with limited access. Chain link fence had a hole in it so we were actually able to get closer than normally allowed. Not much to see but has a good view of St. John's. Lots of walking trails around this area.

Thank Shari N
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Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

It was very enjoyable here. Quiet walk, not a lot of people around (we went mid morning, weekday). Clean area except some graffiti. Great views, cute lighthouse. Good spot to watch boats coming in.

Thank kpodell
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Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit the whole place but due to the poor parking situation and my father's disability we were only able to see a portion of the site.

Thank Brewolig
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Nice short walk through little village of fort Amherst to lighthousecwith great views to thecentrance to St John's harbour.

Thank smoogles63
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

From atop Signal Hill beside the Cabot Tower, I got a good view of this lighthouse complex and the layout of Fort Amherst's stony fortification, built in 1777, at the base of the rocky cliff. From my vantage point, I could also see the narrow...More

Thank retireeVancouver
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

We stayed at the lighthouse homes for a week. The views were fantastic, the lodging was perfect. Picked blueberries for breakfast, bought cod from the incoming fishing boats, and enjoyed the passing boats and changing weather scenes from the ideal location.

Thank Helmut A
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