The Old Lighthouse

The Old Lighthouse is an Historic Grade 11 building, opened in 1904. For 56 years, until its decommission in 1960, it provided a welcome landlight to vessels negotiating the perils of the English Channel. 

  • Climb the tower for panoramic aspects over the English Channel and the surrounding countryside. Binoculars are well worth bringing.

  • Dungeness Lighthouse offers unique and perfect views over the 500 shingle ridges that have formed the foreland, one of the largest in the world and the greatest example in the UK.

  • Learn how a Lighthouse works, and about the men who used to operate it.

  • Whilst you are here enjoy local trails and walks to the beach, the RSPB Nature Reserve and the Lifeboat station and experience the timeless magic of Dungeness.

  • Adjacent to Lighthouse is Dungeness Station, the final stop of the famous Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Light Railway re-opened after WW11 in 1947 by Hollywood Stars Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The Railway runs a regular service through from Hythe for most of the year.

  • Ample free car parking adjacent to site.

  • Café, restaurant and local public house within a few minutes walk.

  • Local books, charts and postcards are available in our shop, along with Solleys famous ice-cream, favoured by the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.


TN29 9NB

Entry Price

Adults: £3.50
Children: £2.50
Concessions: £3.00
Concessions entry qualification: £3.00