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Inland Octagonal lighthouse in Withernsea open to visitors. Museum attached that tells the story of the lighthouse and town. Climb the 144 steps for superb views over Withernsea.
Withernsea's Lighthouse is one of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, standing 127 feet (38m) high in the middle of the seaside town. Today the lighthouse is no longer active and means that visitors are able to climb the 144 steps to the top for the most breath taking views over Withernsea and East Yorkshire - on a clear day you can even see the towers of the Humber Bridge!
Withernsea's Lighthouse was built over a period of 18 months back in 1892 because of the high number of shipwrecks that were occurring at Withernsea. Today the base of the lighthouse features rnli and hm Coastguard exhibits, displays and old photographs. There is also a local history room with photo's documents and models from Withernsea's past including the Queens Hotel and the train station. Standing only a few houses away from the very spot where 1950's film star Kay Kendall was born makes the lighthouse the perfect place for a memorial to the glamorous star!
Easter - October: Saturday 1pm-5pm, Sunday 12noon-4pm June - Mid September: Open weekdays 11am - 5pm, weekends 1pm-5pm