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Name: Portland Bill Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Easton, , United Kingdom

Location: Island of Portland, Weymouth, Dorset, England.


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Photo: Mike Rice
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Managing Organization:
Trinity House

Website: http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/interactive/gallery/portland_bill.html
Email: hcooper@admin.thls.org

Contact Address Information:
Tower Hill
London
United Kingdom

Notes:
The 1869 high and low lighthouses at this site still stand.

Tower Height: 134

Height of Focal Plane: 141

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 25 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Conical white tower with central red horizontal band.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1716

Date Present Tower Built: 1906

Date Automated: 1996

Optics: First order catadioptric fixed Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Museum?
A museum and visitors center are at the lighthouse. Guided tours are available April - September, Sunday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Last admission 4:30). For further information telephone: (01305) 861233.

Directions:
Portland Bill Lighthouse is at the southerly tip of the Isle of Portland, 1.2 miles south of the village of Easton. Parking is available near the lighthouse.

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