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High Lighthouse in Harwich

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An impressive tower

This impressive tower stands slightly back from the sea front. It is about 90 feet in height and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michael C
Derby, United Kingdom
A high spot in town

The high lighthouse, built in the mid 19th century, is a must for those who want a panoramic view... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This impressive tower stands slightly back from the sea front. It is about 90 feet in height and, unlike most lighthouses which are round, this tower is polygonal. It was built in 1818 but is no longer used. It appears to be open to the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed February 4, 2019

Having finally found the Lighthouse accessible, after many failed attempts all I can say is that entry is cheap and if you have never seen a lighthouse or are aware of its purposes, it might be worth a spare hour.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

A historic 'leading light in conjunction with the low leading light' that guided vessels into the port of Harwich. Built in 1818 and after use by Trinity House and Harwich Council is now run by the Harwich Society. 73 steps to the light room, merchandise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

the volunteer guide was having an off day despite trying to interrupt the guided tour the day before claimed to have forgotten the point he was trying to make

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

what an impressive building it's really tall in height and only £1 to enter and climb all those steps to the top ,not for the faint hearted.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mick C
Reviewed July 27, 2018

The high lighthouse, built in the mid 19th century, is a must for those who want a panoramic view over Harwich Haven with its bustling ships and yachts. Staffed by knowledgeable and friendly locals, each floor up its winding staircase has something of interest: the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Thanks to the very helpful volunteer who gave a great introduction to the site before ascending the stairs to the top and the great views over the surrounding area At only £1 entry what can you complain about :)

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 23, 2018

Visited today as Lighthouse is open this weekend, 99 steps to the top but well worth the climb. you don't have to climb all the steps in one go there are 5 rooms to explore on the way there are also chairs in each room...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed June 20, 2018

Told by the staff in the nearby "Pieseas Fish and Chip Shop" that it was worth visiting as it was close by. So good it has been kept and looked after and the history information was very interesting.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Neil-KAAG
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Great views bit dusty n not a lot to doo but some bits to read look and listen staff happy to talk and tell you more anothe rlighthouse nearby worth a visit

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Simon P
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