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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning scenery. Huge, stomach turning cliffs. White tips breakers and the whip of the wind. The lighthouse itself not open to the public. But worth the drive to see the cliffs.

Thank Rdalgleish
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse is apparently the windiest place in the UK and we can believe it. There are no guard rails around the cliff edge so care is needed, but a walk up the hill away from the lighthouse is really worth the meander. The crosses along the cliff face are a stark reminder of the need to be careful.

Thank Fishnstitch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This must have been the easiest lighthouse the Stevensons built and probably the only one in brick.It was completed in 1862 and automated in 1998. It stands 37 metres high. According to the Guiness Book of Records this is the windiest place on the coast of Britain.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even in the driving rain and intense winds, this is a place not to be missed. The shocking beauty of the place and the total possibility that you could be blown off a cliff to your death will make you feel alive!

Thank reqbat
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

You know where the middle of nowhere is? Well, try the Butt of Lewis. We were really impressed by the views on this northernmost point of the Isle of Lewis. It was stunning. The pictures are the best illustration.

Thank Frank G
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Next stop America!

So have to visit this place- windy, lonely, exposed- but amazing views, incredible cliffs and astonishing waves though thankfully on day we visited not teaching the cliff tops!
Apart from car parking no other facilities - but nearby Ness has a cafe.

Thank 1949etwall
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

This lighthouse is a little out of the way, so you need a car to reach it, and honestly the lighthouse is not the focus. While it is nice, and one of the few brick lighthouses left, the real attraction is the view. The cliffs surrounding the lighthouse are amazing, and simply listening to the sound of the waves crashing against the rock with the howl of the wind made this one of the highlights for me on Lewis! You do need to watch were you are stepping, as there are not guardrails, and the drops are very steep. It is also one of the most windy locations in the UK, so be aware if you have loose items on your person. Otherwise, visit and take in the amazing scenery in this unique location in the Isle of Lewis.

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

I always think its a shame that there aren't many lighthouses that you can go up anymore so sometimes the locations aren't very interesting. This is certainly not the case here. If you are afraid of heights you might want to stay well clear of the edges as there are no safety fences here and its a long way down. For those interested in Geology, the cliffs and rocks provide an insite into what geological turmoil there must have once been with layers bending at 90 degrees and others folding back on themselves. Our day was a windy one so the sea certainly wasn't calm but added to the atmosphere. The beach and harbour at port of ness aren't on tripadvisor but isn't far and its a great beach and again has interesting cliffs for the geology. Well worth a detour.

Thank AndyR3250
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Great place to see. Do go along the path on the left to the whale watching station on the top. Amazing views and a good chance (if the sea is calm) of seeing some whales. Marvellous views even without any whales.

Thank Eric M
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Numerous visits over the years and a recent one in rain and wind. I am. Never disappointed by the red brick of the lighthouse itself. To stand and look up at the vastness of the structure without any obstruction, except nature and a steep cliff, is amazing. You can only wander around the brick wall and read the board outside as no admission to lighthouse. Free pot holed parking and popular destination on single track road. Worth the wind and rain as views breathtaking.

Thank wendy s
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