Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

About 41 minutes from park

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3 Lighthouse Rd, Lizard, Helston TR12 7NT

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About Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

The Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre was officially opened in 2009 by HRH The Princess Royal. The distinctive twin towers of Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain. See displays depicting Trinity House’s history, housed in the original engine room. Lizard Lighthouse was built by private entrepreneur Thomas Fonnereau in 1751. For over 250 years, the lighthouse has provided a welcoming landfall light to vessels crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Tours of Lizard Lighthouse are organised under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

How to get to Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

The lighthouse is well signposted from Lizard village, which is approximately one mile away. Lizard village is on the A3083 from Helston. Parking National Trust car park next to entrance gate. Please note: The road from the village to the lighthouse is not suitable for large vehicles such as coaches.

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