Dondra Head Lighthouse, Dondra

Climb to the top floor of Dondra Head Lighthouse and enjoy the views of the coastline. The 49 m (161 ft) tall lighthouse contains seven floors, having been designed in 1887 by Sir James Nicholas Douglass, and constructed by his brother, William Douglass. Palm trees surround the lighthouse, and together with the ocean create a peaceful atmosphere. As you enter, feel the history of the building, and don't hesitate to ask the staff some questions before climbing up the spiral staircase to the top. Work out when and for how long to visit Dondra Head Lighthouse and other Dondra attractions using our handy Dondra trip planner .
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  • We were told that due to some dodgy ticket sales touts it was not possible to visit the interior of the lighthouse However, on a day when the ocean was particularly angry and waves were crashing on to...  more »
  • If you have time, you can sure visit this place though it is nothing like you can't miss considering you can't really climb up and can just visit the surrounding area. Again my request to sri Lankan a...  more »
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