Gibb's Hill Lighthouse
Gibb's Hill Lighthouse
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The oldest cast iron lighthouse in the world provides breathtaking views of the Bermuda shoreline.
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  • gatormotherof2
    Washington DC, District of Columbia466 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you’re in the area exploring….
    We didn’t climb the lighthouse, but hopped off the public bus, hiked up Lighthouse Road and enjoyed the views from the bench at the base. We’ve climbed many a lighthouse worldwide and after the hike up the hill in the mid day sun, thought it best to take a pass. Views from The Queens View are equally breathtaking.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Robert W
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good climb for some great views of Bermuda
    The Gibb's Hill Lighthouse is worth an hour of your time. It is located at the Henry VIII restaurant stop on the bus route, so it is very easy to get to. From the stop, it is a 15 minute walk (somewhat uphill) to the lighthouse. There are bathrooms and a little gift shop at the base on the lighthouse. Tickets were $2.50. You can climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse and view most the island from either the inside or the outside. We visited on a windy day and the outside view was exciting! A note of caution. The lighthouse was built in the 1840s and it is made of cast iron. So, the inside is a bit warm and stuffy. My wife and I are in pretty good shape and we were pretty sweaty by the time we reached the top. The lighthouse is obviously not accessible if you have mobility problems.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • W8LT3R
    Howell, New Jersey2,076 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Scenic View even from the Base of the Lighthouse
    As part of a cruise ship vacation to Bermuda my wife and I booked a minibus excursion tour which offered a 15 min stopover at the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse to sightsee, shop and take a bathroom break. There is a small gift shop within the base of the lighthouse that advertises “lowest prices for souvenirs on the island”. For the price of $2.50 you can climb a 185-step spiral staircase within the lighthouse for a grand view of the island from 117 feet up. My wife and I did not brave the walk up to the top of the lighthouse, especially since we only had 15 mins. But Gibbs Hill already provides a beautiful, impressive scenic view of the island and ocean from the base of the lighthouse without the climb. We were even able to see our cruise ship docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard without climbing to the top lighthouse. A few more adventurous passengers on the minibus did climb to the top and make it back in time. They took some great videos from up there but were quite winded from the hike on their return.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • Pete S
    Tampa, Florida531 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great views
    Nice old lighthouse with a giftshop, and if you need souvenirs buy them there, they are a lot cheaper than in the city. 183 stairs to climb for best views and they charge 2.50. Well worth it if you can handle the steps.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 March 2024
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Carole S
Milton Keynes, UK823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Take a visit here. Climb up and enjoy the views.

We talked to the guy here to understand some more about the place and its history.

Recommend a visit.

Carole : )
Written 7 April 2024
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Pete S
Tampa, FL531 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Nice old lighthouse with a giftshop, and if you need souvenirs buy them there, they are a lot cheaper than in the city. 183 stairs to climb for best views and they charge 2.50. Well worth it if you can handle the steps.
Written 28 March 2024
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Travel R
Rochester, MN1,721 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Nice old lighthouse. $2.50 per person to walk up the 187 or so fairly narrow stairs. A number of resting points in the way up if needed. Wish the glass was more clean for photos at the top.
Written 24 November 2023
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Rebecca W
Etters, PA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We took a tour of the island by ourselves and this was a MUST see, as I love lighthouses. It didn’t disappoint! 188 stairs up and the view was everything! Even at the bottom the view of Bermuda was incredible. They had a wonderful gift shop and great staff!
Written 26 September 2023
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W8LT3R
Howell, NJ2,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
As part of a cruise ship vacation to Bermuda my wife and I booked a minibus excursion tour which offered a 15 min stopover at the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse to sightsee, shop and take a bathroom break. There is a small gift shop within the base of the lighthouse that advertises “lowest prices for souvenirs on the island”. For the price of $2.50 you can climb a 185-step spiral staircase within the lighthouse for a grand view of the island from 117 feet up.

My wife and I did not brave the walk up to the top of the lighthouse, especially since we only had 15 mins. But Gibbs Hill already provides a beautiful, impressive scenic view of the island and ocean from the base of the lighthouse without the climb. We were even able to see our cruise ship docked at the Royal Naval Dockyard without climbing to the top lighthouse. A few more adventurous passengers on the minibus did climb to the top and make it back in time. They took some great videos from up there but were quite winded from the hike on their return.

Written 30 August 2023
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Curiosity67781869520
New Market, MD7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Unique lighthouse with beautiful, panoramic views. They also have a small gift shop with some of the best prices on souvenirs on the island.
Written 28 August 2023
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Robert W
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Gibb's Hill Lighthouse is worth an hour of your time. It is located at the Henry VIII restaurant stop on the bus route, so it is very easy to get to. From the stop, it is a 15 minute walk (somewhat uphill) to the lighthouse. There are bathrooms and a little gift shop at the base on the lighthouse. Tickets were $2.50. You can climb the stairs to the top of the lighthouse and view most the island from either the inside or the outside. We visited on a windy day and the outside view was exciting!

A note of caution. The lighthouse was built in the 1840s and it is made of cast iron. So, the inside is a bit warm and stuffy. My wife and I are in pretty good shape and we were pretty sweaty by the time we reached the top. The lighthouse is obviously not accessible if you have mobility problems.
Written 2 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

gatormotherof2
Washington DC, DC466 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We didn’t climb the lighthouse, but hopped off the public bus, hiked up Lighthouse Road and enjoyed the views from the bench at the base. We’ve climbed many a lighthouse worldwide and after the hike up the hill in the mid day sun, thought it best to take a pass. Views from The Queens View are equally breathtaking.
Written 28 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Christopher M
Hershey, PA167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Been to Bermuda three times in past 30 years and have visited this all 3 times. Easy climb and great views of Hamilton and Soth end beaches. Minutes from Horseshoe Bay and can pick up rail trail nearby.
Written 27 June 2023
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NQuoryo
New York City, NY308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Walked 10 mins from hotel we were staying in, there’s a couple ways to get there we took the fastest route however a bit steep on hill and south road doesn’t have sidewalks so careful on cars passing by, wonderful views from the lighthouse you can see the ships from dockyard and other Bermuda towns, beautiful on a clear day, bit windy this morning so didn’t climb steps but stepped inside
Written 16 April 2023
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