It took a few attempts, but we found St Catherine's Lighthouse in the end. It is not very well signposted so you do have to persevere. You are not allowed to drive down to the lighthouse as the road is unstable, so you have to park at the top and walk down and this is a pretty long walk and remember you've got to walk back up at the end of the visit so it is not for the faint hearted! There appears to be no formal car park and we just parked on the side of the road. The lighthouse is not open all the time and we were just lucky that we visited when it was open. I would suggest checking out the website - http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/lighthouses/lighthouse_list/st_catherines.html before you visit to make you don't waste your time.
It costs a very reasonable £3.50 for a guided tour of the lighthouse which was excellent and very well informed. The groups are small because you can't get many people in there! Our guide was lovely and took his time to explain everything in great detail. He really made our visit. We went right from the bottom to the top and had plenty of time to look around. The visitor centre is also very good and has lots of information. The views across the English Channel are of course excellent. The weather was lovely when we visited so we had some great views.
A small criticism is that there are no public toilets - this could be a problem if you were not aware of this. There is also no cafe but of course you can take your own food/drink onto the site. Of course there is no disabled access up to the top of the lighthouse.
Well worth a visit, especially for the guided tour.
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