5 Lighthouses Worth A Climb

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5 Lighthouses Worth A Climb

1. Hook Head Lighthouse, Wexford, Ireland

Located at the slant of the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, in Ireland, Hook Head Lighthouse is known to be the grand daddy of all lighthouses. The tower is 800 years old 115 ft high. The tower has 115 stairs to reach at the top from where one can see the massive tides breaking at the shore. The lucky travellers might get to see the giant marine creature like whales and dolphins. Winter is the best time to explore this majestic structure.

maine

The oldest lighthouse in USA, Portland Head Light is located along the picturesque shores of Fort William Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The lighthouse was opened in 1791 when it was used to be lit by 16 whale-oil lamps. The lighthouse encloses a museum which contains a number of lighthouse lamps.

Things to do here - Belfast, Maine, Bath, Porter, Scarborough,


british columbia

Located on a towering sea cliff across the cobalt water surface, Cape Otway Light-station, Victoria is the oldest operating lighthouse of Australia. It stands at a captivating location where Bass Strait and Southern Ocean congregate. The adjacent wildlife attractions, wild Johanna Beach are the major attractions around this colossal lighthouse. The lighthouse area is also famous for its popular pit stop for travellers driving to Great Otway National Park.

Things to do here - mission, Victoria, Chase, Vancouver, Delta,


scotland

A perfect getaway for those seeking relieve from the bustling city life enjoying the playful tides of sea and cool breeze, must spend some time on this Scottish lighthouse. The lighthouse is based at a height of 325 ft above the sea level and houses an exhibition hall which displays an assortment of artefact and machines.

5. Enoshima Lighthouse, Shonan, Japan

If you are eagerly waiting to read about a lighthouse which is not age old yet proves itself as one of the most alluring lighthouses in the world, then Enoshima Lighthouse is the ideal one. Located in the Shonan region of Japan, this glass and steel structure lighthouse got its today's shape in 2003. For climbing this 131 ft tall tower, one has no need to walk on foot, as the outdoor circular escalators known as esuka would take you directly at the top. However, the experimental travellers might go for choosing their picks from other awe-striking light houses like the one of Lindau Lighthouse in Germany or Fanad Lighthouse of Ireland that can really add zing to your jaded life with their ever charming scenic views.

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