Lighthouse Tour

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£15.50

Enjoy the breathtaking views from the top of the Southwold Lighthouse. Led by an experienced Tour Guide, you will look behind the scenes and learn the history of this landmark building. Measuring 31 metres in height, visitors can climb t... Read more


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Description

Enjoy the breathtaking views from the top of the Southwold Lighthouse. Led by an experienced Tour Guide, you will look behind the scenes and learn the history of this landmark building. Measuring 31 metres in height, visitors can climb the 113 steps to the top. Southwold Lighthouse is still a vital working lighthouse for vessels navigating into Southwold Harbour and as a coastal mark for passing ships.

This fun and informative experience starts at the Adnams Tours Centre and lasts about 50 minutes. It includes a voucher for a drink in The Sole Bay Inn and you will also receive a 10% discount voucher for our retail stores at the end of your tour.

The Lighthouse Tour departs from the Adnams Tours Centre, located in The Swan Courtyard, on Market Place, Southwold IP18 6EG – accessed through the archway adjacent to The Swan entrance.

Suitability for Children and what to expect.

Children are very welcome on the Lighthouse Tour. We are keen that they get to enjoy the experience, but they remain the responsibility of parents and guardians at all times.

To undertake the tour, children must be:
· At least 7 years old
· A minimum of 1.1 meters in height

Children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult on the following ratio:
· A maximum of two children, aged 10 years or under, per responsible adult - at all times.

A Lighthouse Tour is a strenuous experience lasting just under an hour, so children need to be fully engaged.
· They must be physically capable of ascending and descending the staircases by themselves, unaided.
· Under no circumstances can children or babies to be carried up and down the staircases. This includes the use of baby carriers, papooses, etc.

All instructions given by the Tour Guide must be adhered to.

The Tour includes a Health & Safety Briefing, a talk on the history of Trinity House and Southwold Lighthouse, a climb of 113 steps including a steep ladder at the top, and time to enjoy the view. Children will also receive a voucher for a soft drink from The Sole Bay Inn.

Important Information, please share with your group:

· This experience is suitable for those at least 1.1 metres in height and physically capable of ascending and descending the staircase by themselves, unaided.
· Unfortunately, the lighthouse experience is not suitable for those with restricted mobility.
· Anyone suffering from vertigo, heart, or respiratory conditions is advised not to undertake the tour.
· Guests agree to wear sensible shoes. They must wear fully enclosed flat-soled footwear (no stilettoes, high heels, flip flops, sandals, or bare feet).
· Guests will wear the hi-vis vest we supply; remain within the designated walkways and under the direct supervision of their Tour Guide for the duration of the visit.
· There is a zero-alcohol policy for guests taking part in the Lighthouse Tour. Those participating in a Brewery or Distillery Tour on the same day as a Lighthouse Tour, should ensure the Lighthouse Tour is prior to the Brewery/Distillery Tour.
· Adnams Tours are subject to a minimum attendance policy. Should this affect your booking, we will contact you directly and will always endeavour to move you to an alternative and viable tour where possible.
· Dogs are not allowed in the lighthouse.

Private Lighthouse & Sunrise Tours:

Can’t see enough spaces online for your group? Don’t worry, we can offer bespoke Lighthouse Tours, including Sunrise Tours that can accommodate up to 12 participants. If you’re looking for a unique experience in Southwold to celebrate a special occasion or to entertain clients and guests, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Contact the team, 01502 727225 or tours@adnams.co.uk for more details.

Educational Lighthouse Tours

Southwold Lighthouse has been a local landmark since 1887. Still operational and with a long maritime history, it makes an interesting destination for educational trips. If you are with a school or youth organisation and would like to arrange a visit, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. We can offer private educational trips during the week, for £8 per child, and concessions for teachers and leaders. Contact the team, 01502 727225 or tours@adnams.co.uk for more details.

Please click here to view our Lighthouse Tours Terms and Conditions.

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Reviewed by Annette S.
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Lighthouse

Fabulous tour. Our niece & her family thoroughly enjoyed themselves - 7 year old Tom already got classic cars, steam trains & gothic churches under his belt! So we scored a direct hit..... his first lighthouse!

As always Adnams done us proud with delicious lunch at the Swan. Many thanks x

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Very good informative tour

Very informative guide, very enthusiastic and friendly.

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Reviewed by Bernadett Z.
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Highly recommend!

Wonderful tour. Our guide, Chris, was very knowledgeable and an engaging storyteller. It was a fantastic experience. Thank you!

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Mr Peter Luxford

Julie the tour guide was excellent.Very knowledgeable.Throughly enjoyed my guided tour inside the Lighthouse

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Love it

Really enjoyable - Julie was full of knowledge and made extra special that her Dad had helped paint the lighthouse in the past and was born and bred in Southwold

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