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Old Lighthouse Dungeness

Dungeness Lighthouse Dungeness Road, Dungeness TN29 9NB, England
+44 1797 321300
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What a view

Travelled on the RH&D railway from Hythe. The light house which is over 100 years old has an entry... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2017
Peter R
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Dartford, United Kingdom
So solid and steady

Fantastic old lighthouse, so well preserved with amazing views well worth the effort of getting to... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2017
caroline h
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“power station” (25 reviews)
“worth the climb” (11 reviews)
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Dungeness Lighthouse Dungeness Road, Dungeness TN29 9NB, England
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"power station"
in 25 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 11 reviews
"several floors"
in 4 reviews
"small door"
in 2 reviews
"various levels"
in 4 reviews
"fear of heights"
in 4 reviews
"light house"
in 11 reviews
"lovely summers day"
in 2 reviews
"pair of binoculars"
in 2 reviews
"viewing platform"
in 4 reviews
"small exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"great views from the top"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"opening times"
in 4 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"catch your breath"
in 3 reviews
"stairs to climb"
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Reviewed September 8, 2017

Travelled on the RH&D railway from Hythe. The light house which is over 100 years old has an entry fee of £4 (slightly less for the oldies), but the once at the top the views are well worth it, we were able to make out...More

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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

What a beautiful day u must have had. France is only visible under certain conditions of the weather. Thank u for your kind review.

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Fantastic old lighthouse, so well preserved with amazing views well worth the effort of getting to the top. It was a fairly windy day and it felt so safe and solid it felt that if the power station went bang the lighthouse would be the...More

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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

I'm so glad you took the time to view everything the lighthouse has to offer. We are fortunate indeed to have the sector lights. Best wishes

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

An excellent attraction with some interesting information available on each level as you scale the steps to the top where you are rewarded with an unrivalled 360 degree view of the peninsula (assuming you have good weather which we did) Well worth the effort.

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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thank you for posting. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip. It's such a joy when the weather is fine, you feel you can see forever from the top gallery.

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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a cloudy ☁️ miserable drizzly day. The old lighthouse stands tall & proud among the unusual & eerie sight of Dungeness. A bargain at £4 to climb to the very top. Sadly as it was such a miserable day when we visited there...More

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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

Thank you for your kind posting. So sorry your visit was spoilt by the inclement weather. Try as we might our weather orders always seem to go astray! Hope you come again next year. Kind Regards

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Hi First visited this lighthouse 31 years ago, it was the year before I was fishing on the beach in a yellow waterproof suit just in front of the new lighthouse when a camera crew turned up and started taking pictures of the new lighthouse,...More

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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

The Manager remembers the photo. Unfortunately it may have been taken down during painting and deemed to be not in good enough condition to be kept. I'm glad you enjoyed your day. £5. What a steal!!

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Myself and my daughter visited the Old Lighthouse on a bright, sunny September day at the end of the school holidays. The climb was fine for us - there is a very good handrail and there are plenty of rest stops on the way up...More

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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2017

How lovely to read your review. You certainly made the most of your visit. We try to include what we can on the walls. Best Wishes. Hope you visit again.

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Reviewed August 26, 2017

After having travelled on the railway during the day and started and finished at Dungeness we decided to visit the old lighthouse before going home. The shop on the ground floor is free to visit but £4 to ascend the lighthouse. The stairs are broad...More

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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2017

Lovely review. Thank you for taking the time to write. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Myself wife son went into the lighthouse you pay fee yo go up to the top of the lighthouse but as you go up you got lots of different old maps and lights wheels oh the list just goes on and 3 floors up then...More

Thank Ruth P
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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Wonderful review. Thank you so much. Yes it's difficult if you have bad legs. However we have had a few determined souls who have taken it very slowly and managed. Amazingly brave customers. Best Wishes.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017 via mobile

Took my group of Brownies here for a day out when we were on pack holiday. It's a lovely building and provides some lovely history of the coastline. Has a few landings so you don't have to climb all the way up in one go...More

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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2017

Your Brownies are in good form. Glad you all enjoyed the pack holiday. Well done yourself for being a youth leader. Best Wishes.

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

After seeing photos of Dungeness over many years we decided to pay it a visit. The drive to the lighthouse has to be done slowly to take in the only official dessert in England. WOW. The trip up the light house was amazing. Although 167...More

Thank Allen C
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voyagermaid, Owner at Old Lighthouse Dungeness, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. Visitors who are able to walk but not climb the stairs are of course welcome to visit the ground floor and gift shop. Best Wishes. Don't leave it do long this time!!

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