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Address: Llantwit Major, Wales
Phone Number: 07850047721
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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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Coastal Path Walk

This area is steeped in history and offers some stunning views on the Welsh Coastal path. An ideal area to have a picnic whilst doing a casual or brisk walk around the coast. Just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Cardiff
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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This area is steeped in history and offers some stunning views on the Welsh Coastal path. An ideal area to have a picnic whilst doing a casual or brisk walk around the coast. Just up the road from St Donats and Llantwit Major Beach there is lots on offer to see. A strategic World War 2 coastal defence you will... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views,lovely Base for walks.£2 all day parking,little t room.Working lighthouse.Nice beach Cove. Watched the mist come in from sea and make all the area disappear.

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth the visit. would be even better with good weather.The detailed information given by the volunteer tour guide was much more than was expected. Not for disabled persons as there are many steep stairs. Standing near the Fog Horn made us all jump.

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Neath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not every day you get to walk inside a working lighthouse. This was a fantastic visit and the knowledge of our guide Bill, was to be commended. Even tho the weather was terrible it couldn't dampen out enthusiasm or indeed that of our guide.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fascinating insight into a working lighthouse, with marvellous views from the top level thrown in. Obviously there are quite a few steps to climb (no lift) so it's not disabled-friendly. The two lighthouse attendants are helpful and informative. There is a paid-for car park with a refreshment kiosk 100m or so from the lighthouse from which it is a... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We have walked this part of the coast path many times and on some occasions seen it open and have not gone in. However today we had the time and visited. We were lucky enough to arrive at the fog horns as they were being set off , what a treat always wondered how loud and they were loud !!!... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place one day and what a beautiful place to find! We payed to park right on the point, it had fantastic views! There a lots of different routes/walks to take to suit all. The lighthouse wasn't open to the public the day we visited but would like to go back one day when it is! A... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We live in Cardiff but have never visited the light house , we made the effort and finally went . A little walk to the lighthouse but you can park in their , the man in the light house was very informative told us about the history of when and why it was built then let us go up the... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful spot with the buoy sounding like a distant Italian church. Dramatic coast and friendly but basic little tearoom. Lovely drive approaching and nice pubs around. Go if you need a change from Ogmore. Didn't go in the lighthouse but will in future when it is open. Looks fascinating.

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Batley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

In the area on business read a previous review about this area being good for seascape photography the rocks and cliffs are very dramatic and Jurassic in places I wasn't disappointed good at anytime of day I would strongly recommend sturdy walking boots has the decent to beach is steep and the walk on the rocks can be dangerous a... More 

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