My husband and I went to Lizard solely to see England's southernmost point, we did not know there was a lighthouse there before we arrived. After walking along the cliffs for a while we decided to go into the lighthouse as a lark. My husband enjoys lighthouses but I have no particular interest in them but this tour was so interesting I felt I should write a review. The Heritage Center is very well done and interesting. You can tap out morse code and even blow a fog horn! There's information for adults and fun activities for kids. Even though the lighthouse is still operational we were allowed to take a tour inside and go all the way up to the lantern. Our guide was John and he was very knowlegeable and informative about not only the inner workings of the lighthouse but the history of Cornwall's lighthouse system, shipwrecks, the duties and lifestyles of the lighthouse keepers, and Cornwall in general. He was full of funny stories and anecdotes and we enjoyed speaking with him. He did say that the lighthouse is in danger of being shut down (modern sat nav makes lighthouses less necessary) and they need public interest to stay operational. I had no real interest in taking the tour at the time but once on it I had a blast and recommend it to anyone who comes to Lizard. Let's keep English Heritage alive!
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