Tiumpan Head Lighthouse, Stornoway

3.9
#8 of 10 in Historic Sites in Isle of Lewis
Dutifully overlooking the coastal waters, Tiumpan Head Lighthouse occupies the rocky west coast in Tiumpan Head, alerting vessels of the approaching body of land. The lighthouse was first unveiled in 1900, after many years of refusal by the Board of Trade. Approval for the structure had came many years earlier, in 1879, to keep watch for illegal trawlers. In its earlier days, it employed a staff of six, charged with winding the lens apparatus every 35 minutes to keep the lamp aglow. After automation in 1985, several of the then redundant buildings were demolished or repurposed. Consider packing a picnic for this serene spot, and watch the sea for dolphins, whales, and sharks. Using our custom trip planner, Stornoway attractions like Tiumpan Head Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Not much to do here. We did enjoy watching for sea life but not much else to do. Area surrounding lighthouse is a dump. I feel you could watch the water somewhere far nicer than here.  more »
  • Amazing views of the lighthouse, the rocks and waves, plus further down the coast as well. On a clear day you can see the north-west coast of Scotland too. Definitely well worth visiting.  more »
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