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Name: Brough of Birsay Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Stromness, , United Kingdom

Location: On Brough of Birsay, tidal island off Birsay, Isles of Orkney, Scotland.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 171

Characteristic and Range: 3 white flashes every 25 seconds, visible for 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White castellated tower and building.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1925

Date Present Tower Built: 1925

Date Automated: 1925

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The island and lighthouse are only accessible for about 5-6 hours when the tide is low. A concrete path leads across the rocks.


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