The Old Lighthouse Dungeness

Climb the tower for stunning panoramic views over the English Channel and surrounding countryside.

Dungeness Lighthouse is in fact the second of three lighthouses built here on what is one of the biggest shingle peninsulas on the world. The historic Grade II listed building was opened by HRM Prince of Wales in 1904. It went on to survive two world wars before being decommissioning in 1960. The constant shifting of the shingle with the tides on the peninsula means the sea is gradually moving further away, a new modern lighthouse replaced it when it was decommissioned, which has allowed it to be opened up to visitors.

For 56 years the lighthouse provided an important land light to shipping, and now you can climb to the top and see the stunning distant views across the flat Romney Marshland.

Free public parking, or the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Dungeness Station is also adjacent if you wish to journey by train.


Opening Times

Open Easter – October

Weekends only, March April and October.

Closed Mondays and Fridays in May, June and September.

Daily July and August

Also open during school holidays and Bank Holiday weekends

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Open from 10.30am – 4.40pm (last entry)

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