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“Take the time and climb!”

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Owner description: The oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world provides breathtaking views of the Bermuda shoreline.
British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
“Take the time and climb!”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

We had been before but hadn't climbed the steps. The view and the history is fascinating even if you choose to stay at the bottom but it really comes to life if you do decide to go up there. It is pretty steep and narrow but there are several stopping 'rooms' on the way. You might choose to go up just a bit if you'd rather not go all the way. There are a few windows on the way up. Getting to the top is worth it though. The day we went it was very windy so we just poked our heads out the door and didn't walk round the platform. I'm not that good with heights anyway. An added bonus for us was being there with a former lighthouse keepers granddaughter so she told us how it was to actually live there and have to bring lunch up to him when she was a little girl! We were there with relatively few other tourists around so there was no waiting and no crowds. It may be hard to cope with if there are people trying to come down the steps as well as going up! Having passed on it before and now I've actually done it, do give it a try. You will be amazed at the view and feel very proud of yourself for having made it!

Visited April 2013
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013

After climbing the lighthouse, waited and had lunch here. Don't be put off by the exterior which cannot be changed (as explained, it is a government building so they cannot do any cosmetic changes), the inside is gorgeous and has an interesting menu which is relatively affordable (nothing really is in Bermuda!). I had the fish sandwich, girlfriend had a grilled mushroom wrap, good food with a great view.

Visited April 2013
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Orwell, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great view of Bermuda from the top!”
Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

You buy your ticket in the gift shop ($2.50!each) and then place your ticket honor system in the box with a slot. There are 186 steps which really didn't take long to climb. At every level there are interesting facts to teas about. I was surprised at how uncomfortable I felt at the top. It is an open rusted iron railing. The view was magnificent and worth it!

Visited April 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2013

Surprisingly hard to find. At least we walked around for quite sometime. We did not walk up as the weather was not great, but we understand the view can be amazing

Visited April 2013
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Go to the top - what a sight, but windy. Interesting, historic and good value, lots to see at the top - but a number of steps of course

Visited April 2013
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