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Transport / Maritime

Happisburgh Lighthouse (2018)

It is the oldest working light in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain.


Lighthouse Lane Happisburgh Norwich Norfolk NR12 0PY

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Open days

Sun & BHol Easter-Aug. Also Sat 21 Jul-2 Sep 1030-1600. (2018)


By Rail: North Walsham / 8 miles

Built in 1790, orginally one of a pair – the tower is 85ft tall and the lantern is 134ft above sea level. The 'low light' which was discontinued in 1883 was 20ft lower and the pair formed leading lights marking safe passage around the southern end of the treacherous Haisborough Sands.

Today the lighthouse is painted white with three red bands, and has a light characteristic of three white flashes, repeated every 30secs with a range of 18 miles.

Saved as a working light by the local community, it is maintained and operated entirely by voluntary contributions.

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