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Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Center

Cornwall TR12 7NT, The Lizard TR12 7NT, England
+44 1326 290202
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Wonderful piece of history

One of the most beautiful lighthouses in England, set atop the cliffs of the rocky and wind swept... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andy B
Brilliant visit

We had a great time on our visit to the lighthouse. Our tour guide (we think Emma) was really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue B
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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.
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Cornwall TR12 7NT, The Lizard TR12 7NT, England
+44 1326 290202
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most beautiful lighthouses in England, set atop the cliffs of the rocky and wind swept Lizard peninsula. The heritage centre is stuffed full of fascinating displays, info, and old machinery (as well as offering wonderful views of the coast). And the lighthouse...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great time on our visit to the lighthouse. Our tour guide (we think Emma) was really knowledgeable and also really involved the children in the tour. She made sure she talked to them too as well as us adults and made it...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you visit the lighthouse and heritage centre be sure to take the lighthouse tour, which is very interesting. It lasts about 30 minutes and includes climbing some very steep steps to the top, so you need proper footwear not flip flops or sandals. Afterwards...More

Thank SueJim126
Reviewed 4 days ago

Now, obviously you have to at least like lighthouses a little to appreciate this gem, but if you do, you will love this. Make sure to actually go on a tour, you will get so much more out of this. The staff is very enthusiastic...More

Thank Mareike H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to visit the lighthouse earlier in the week and were told that there was a ghost tour later in the week, I am so glad we took the ghost tour. Don our guide for the evening was brilliant, a great storyteller and an...More

Thank smee193
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good visit, welcomed at the entrance and explained about options, we paid for the lighthouse tour which was well worth it, great talk by speaker, kids liked it too especially the free flag at the end. Interesting displays if you dont want to pay for...More

Thank chandler_alan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Firstly a grumble. On our visit last year we paid over £30 for international lighthouse passports on the understanding that when we returned to Lizard we would get in for free. Not so! While we got into the heritage centre for free, we had to...More

Thank Abi C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited today my husband did the lighthouse tour which he thought was excellent, because our daughter with ASD would not have been able to manage the half hour tour she and I went to Heritage centre. It was interesting and informative I didn't get to...More

Thank Amanda8_388
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited with Primary school age children and paid to have the tour of the lighthouse itself which lasts about 30 minutes and was well worth it. It was very informative and it was a unique opportunity to go up a working lighthouse and hear...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well we paid just for the heritage centre and not to go up the top of the lighthouse and what a waste of money as it is basically one room that has been split into one large room with two very small rooms at the...More

Thank cherry252015
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Margaret K | Reviewed this property |
Yes it's £9 each this includes a passport that lasts for at least a year , you can give it to friends, it's £8 otherwise , we really enjoyed the tour , includes museum too !