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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Center
Ranked #3 of 8 things to do in Lizard
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With the help of a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Trinity House renovated the Engine Room at Lizard Lighthouse, retaining some of the old engines. It now also features new exhibition material, an audio visual room and a number of interactive displays. The Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre was officially opened in 2009 by HRH The Princess Royal. The distinctive twin towers of Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain. See displays depicting Trinity House's history, housed in the original engine room. It was commissioned in 1752. For over 250 years, the lighthouse has provided a welcoming landfall light to vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Tours of Lizard Lighthouse are organised under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.
Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

Breath taking scenery better than lands end none of the tactless trash littering the view. Will be back one day!

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Visited Lizard Point a day after going to Land's End. The Lizard is much better. The National Trust have kept the area non-commercialised and Trinity House do a fantastic job with the Lighthouse Heritage Centre. Well worth a visit and I strongly recommend the guided tour that takes you to the top of the lighthouse. John, the guide, was super knowledgeable and hugely enthusiastic. This place deserves visitors to make it easier to stay open.

2  Thank CasperB1980
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great center! And great 45 minute tour! Me and my family visited lizard for my first holiday to Cornwall, found out lots of fascinating information for a great value for money ! The guide was friendly and willing to answer any question ! I personally loved it, the view the information, the friendliness of the staff and even the centre was fantastic! Nice way to spend an hour of your day !

Thank pigrules
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

£7 for the tour and exhibition centre (only £2.75 for the exhibition on its own). The £7 entitles you to a 50% discount off the Geevor Tin Mine (which saved a further £5.50).

Tour guide was Caroline, very knowledgeable, and professional; with the tour lasting about 30 mins, exhibition centre smallish but interesting, with enough to look at for about 30 mins

The lighthouse has only two flights of steps only, but as expected it was a bit cramped at top, but otherwise OK. Great views from the top on a clear day.

Sign outside says Lowestoft 350 miles, there is no lighthouse there!

No parking at the Lighthouse, but there's a National Trust Car park next door, free for members but chargeable for others. Warning, narrow roads so drive slowly

Thank Philip S
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

We visited this last week. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The tour guide (John) made it very interesting and explained it all very well. I wouldn't recommend the steps in the lighthouse for small children or those who don't like twisting steep narrow steps.
Best visited on a clear day.

Thank Fiona J
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