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Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre

Portland, Dorset

  • Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre
  • Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre
  • Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre
  • Portland Bill Lighthouse & Visitor Centre

Portland Bill Portland Dorset, DT5 2JT

Tel: 01305 821050

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Visit Portland Bill where your experience changes with the weather. On a stormy day you can witness first hand the awesome power of the sea. On a still summers day the views are stunning as the sea take on a clam tranquil face.

With the help of a generous grant from its Maritime Charity Trinity House has renovated the Visitor Centre at Portland Bill Lighthouse. The exhibition Dark and Light contains a number of displays and historical artefacts. The main exhibit will allow you to learn about the lighthouse and its keepers and find out about Trinity House the organisation that has operated lighthouses and safeguarded the mariner for over 500 years.

Other things to do:

Learn about the working of Portland Bill Lighthouse and the different aids to navigation

Use LED light to create a lighthouse character and play the lighthouse spinning game!

Understand how satellite navigation and emerging technology helps the mariner.

Please note there is a minimum height restriction of 1.1m to climb the tower.

Opening Times for 2017

11 February - 19 February
Daily from 11 am - 3 pm

20 February - 10 March
11 am - 3 pm
Open Sat, Sundays only.

11 March - 7 April
10 am - 5 pm
Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed & Thurs - Lighthouse only closed from 13th March - 17th March.

8 April - 23 April
Daily from 10 am - 5 pm

24 April - 19 May
10 am - 5 pm - Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed & Thurs.

20 May - 8 June
Daily from 10 am - 5 pm

9 June - 30 June
10 am - 5 pm - Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed & Thurs.

1 July - 21 September
Daily from 10 am - 5 pm
Closed for maintenance 18 -22 September(Lighthouse only closed).

22 September - 20 October
10 am - 5 pm - Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed & Thurs.

21 October - 31 October
Daily from 10 am - 5 pm

1 November - 10 November
11 am - 3 pm - Sat & Sun

26 December - 1st January 2018
Daily from 11 am - 3 pm
Closed 24th & 25th December).

For opening times thereafter please visit our website www.trintyhouse.co.uk as days and times vary.

Admission Charges

Visitor Centre only

Adult - £3.00
Children - £2.00 (up to age 16)
Concession - £2.50
Family - £9.50

Visitor Centre & Lighthouse Tour

Adult - £7.00
Children - £5.00 (up to age 16)
Concession - £6.00
Family - £20.00

Directions

The lighthouse is located on the Southerly tip of the Isle of Portland. 1.2 miles south of the village of Easton. A pay and display car park is adjacent to the site.

Postcode: DT5 2JT

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Latest Portland Features...

The latest Portland articles from Resort Dorset are previewed below.

15 Aug 2017
It’s Afternoon Tea Week! We find out where to go in Dorset to enjoy this tasty tea-time tradition, and discover a little slice of history along the way. "There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." – Henry James, Author Britain has some brilliantly bizarre food traditions from cheese rolling to pancake racing but there’s no tastier – and less energetic – tradition than ... Read more...
27 Jul 2017
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16 Mar 2017
Whilst Dorset's Jurassic Coast is first and foremost one of the most significant Earth science sites in the world, it’s also rather beautiful. Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list in 2001, the listed coastline extends for 95 miles, from Old Harry Rocks in Dorset to Orcombe Point in East Devon. The geology, which is exposed in the cliffs, is a near-continuous sequence of rocks that reveal 185-million years of the Earth’s history, through the ... Read more...
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