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Warmer in than out.

The view of "The Chase" (the confluence of the tides) from the top is spectacular and well worth... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Clive R
Great walk

A great walk around the lighthouse. Mostly flat but you can climb up and down the rocks. Big... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A quaint little lighthouse set amongst lovely scenery. For those who enjoy the views of the Sea, this would be a great place to go. Unfortunately it’s just not for me. I was also a bit disappointed that there wasn’t much to do and we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The view of "The Chase" (the confluence of the tides) from the top is spectacular and well worth the climb.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clive R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great walk around the lighthouse. Mostly flat but you can climb up and down the rocks. Big parking area but you need to pay

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 823JamesA
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Brilliant location the day we visited there was large wave crashing against the cliffs an awesome site well worth a visit

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BigDave1955
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the lighthouse tour. Fascinating to learn about the history of this iconic building. Guide was so passionate about the building and we spent time chatting to him after the tour. I highly recommend a visit but be warned there are a lot of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank G3897MHnicolat
Reviewed 27 November 2018

On a fairly miserable day weather wise we popped down to the Lighthouse area, plenty of car parking spaces and reasonably priced. Due to weather decided to take the short lighthouse tour. Wasn't expecting much but the guide was brilliant, made it so worthwhile with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Matty07uk
Reviewed 23 November 2018

Walked the circumference of the Isle of Portland and this was our midway point - stunning view on a calmish day but very atmospheric when weather is rougher.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoyCox
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Visited the lighthouse and surrounding area for a photography trip. Parking was adequate, plenty of spaces and not extortionate prices (though the machines don't accept contactless or card, need to update that in this day and age!). Lighthouse is a stunning sight, very traditional. Walks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jindred
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Visited Portland Bill on a recent trip to Weymouth, approx 10 min drive. Stunning location of natural beauty as the rugged uncompromising British coastline meets an unforgiving English Channel as it crashes onto the rocks. The lighthouse itself is big and commanding in the space....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank yanders76
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Even on a windy November day this place was worth a visit. Car parking on site (pay & display). The lighthouse closed out of season but some beautiful scenery & with a bit of wind some wonderful pictures of sea spray on the rocks. Amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim H
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29 September 2018|
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Response from tinkerbella262018 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Children have to be over a certain height and 2 or 3 year olds are definately to small for safety reasons. The stairs are very steep and narrow and the sides are not secure for little ones.
Natalie B
28 August 2017|
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Response from Dinlos | Reviewed this property |
Only in the shop ( typical & hypocritical) Not allowed up the stairs, nor will they watch over your pet. Rubbish. Left after an hour’ s walk without climbing it.
12 August 2017|
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Response from Keith L | Reviewed this property |
No mac headroom