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Address: Llantwit Major, Wales
Phone Number: +44 7850 047721
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For 175 years Nash Point lighthouse, designed by James Walker, the...

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.

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Climb to the top of the lighthouse

A good afternoon out, exploring the coast & a chance to see a working lighthouse from the top. Worth it for the views and a chance to learn about the history of the lighthouse... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 31, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

A good afternoon out, exploring the coast & a chance to see a working lighthouse from the top. Worth it for the views and a chance to learn about the history of the lighthouse - take advantage of the enthusiastic & knowledgable volunteers to ask your questions. A shame we didn't hear the foghorn in action - maybe next time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Our four year old boy absolutely loved this visit. The attendant was so very friendly and knowledgable. He told us lots about the lighthouse and gave Matthew some colouring in to take away. The vertical stairs at the top would be hard for someone who perhaps isn't great on their feet. The views from the top are amazing. Every level... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Took my family up the numerous steps to be amazed by a breathtaking view across the Bristol Channel to England. Enjoyed a picnic outside albeit in a slightly windy area & then went inside to explore the lighthouse & it's history. The staff were great & had some banter with them.

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Thank Edward F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

How often does anyone get a chance to go to the top of a working lighthouse? This is a great and historical building to visit and, on a beautiful clear day like we had, gives amazing views along the Welsh coast and across the Bristol Channel to Somerset and Devon. Staff are friendly and happy to share their knowledge on... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Visiting the area for the weekend with a friend. Planned a walk taking in coastal path and stopping at Nash point lighthouse half way along. I checked the website for opening times and arrived in time for visit. Big sign on door of lighthouse saying closed due to wedding. Shane they didn't put that on the calendar on their website.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Went to the lighthouse and had a good wander round the grounds. The actual lighthouse was only open from midday to 5pm so we were a bit too early for the full tour. Easy to find and car park near the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Walked along to lighthouse....wasn't even open at this time but volunteer opened up for us. Climb to top gives amazing views over coast and towards England. Given a guide and history to assist. Well worth the £3.50.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Interesting history and very kind and lovely people whose are sharing it with you. The cottage can be rented for holidays and there is possibility to get married in Light House.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely walk from llantwit major beach across the coastal cliff walk, walking time to the light house is just over an hour. Terrain is up and down and most areas have got the man made steps, weather was dry for us but I could imagine that if it was raining it would be very slippery. On a clear day you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

We pass the lighthouse often on our dog walk but only went in for the first time this weekend. We just happened to bump into one of the custodians outside who persuaded us (not in a bad way!) to go in and have a look. He told us an awful lot about the history and how the lighthouse worked and... More 

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