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image for Viewpoint/Beauty Spot item typeWhitby West Pier Lighthouse

Viewpoint/Beauty Spot, £1-£1.50

Whitby Lighthouse

Whitby Lighthouse

Image courtesy of Richard Burdon.

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Trinity House, a charity dedicated to the safeguarding of seafarers, built the Whitby Lighthouse in 1858. It was designed by an engineer named James Walker as a pair of towers with fixed lights, which became automated in 1992 and now stands as a singular tower.

The lighthouse stands at 13meteres tall with a range light of 18NM.

Opening details

11am - 3pm on weekdays
11am - 6pm on weekends
11am - 5pm during the half term holidays

Opening is weather permitting.


Adult: £1.50
Child: £1.00
No age restrictions.


Pier Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 3PU



See location of Whitby West Pier Lighthouse on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 043885  Lat: 54.28151 Long: -0.39948

By road:
Follow signs for Whitby Railway Station. With station on your right take first exit from roundabout and follow road round to left. Follow road along St. Anne's Staith with River Esk to your right, into Marine Parade and then Pier road. Coninue on foot along West Pier.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitby station