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“Wind and tide” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Portland Bill Lighthouse

Portland Bill Lighthouse
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Owner description: For nearly 300 years a lighthouse has stood on Portland Bill to guide vessels heading for Portland and Weymouth and acting as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. A red sector light warns mariners of the hazardous Shambles Bank lying three miles offshore. Tours of Portland Bill Lighthouse are organised by AMH Support Services under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Wind and tide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stopped by for a moment after a business meeting in the area. Bracing windy walk to the pulpit with great views of the sea and lighthouse. Nice place to spend an hour or so. Pity that you always have to pay to park! Lighthouse shut until April .

Visited January 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

I love Portland - it's such a weird place, it feels as if you are driving into a military zone, and has two prisons.. one of which is well spooky!! Having said that - the views are spectacular and the constant wind on the coast is very invigorating! Portland Bill is well worth a visit for a bracing walk. Both times we have been though, the lighthouse and museum have been closed. Not a big problem, but that's why they didnt get 5 stars. There's a tea shop/cafe too - and theres nothing quite like a nice cuppa when you've been for a windy walk!! You can take your dog, the parking is reasonable - and it's quite flat so easy going. Well worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great view and very windy!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

This christmas, my family and went to portland bill and it was very nice. It was very windy and there were lots of rocks to climb on. Unfortunately the lighthouse was closed because it was not the season but it was a great view from the rocks. In the summer you can rent a cabin so you can stay there. Recommended for families with children.

Visited December 2012
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

been a few times already but want to take friend up there. spectaculaar view. breathtaking in more ways than one. very windy and cold being that far out but it was fun had a lovely hot chocolate in cafe to warm us up afterward. best hot chocolate i ever had

Visited December 2012
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“Visit and keep moving.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Travelled to Portland Bill from Weymouth to visit the headland viewed from the Nothe Fort area. Very surprised at the bleak journey along the headland to the lighthouse area. We were not able to visit the actual lighthouse as it was closed but the actual area was rugged with great views but little else. Once seen is enough.

Visited November 2012
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