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Name: Skokholm Lighthouse  

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Nearest Town or City:
Haverfordwest, , United Kingdom

Location: Southwest point of island of Skokholm, off Pembrokeshire coast of South Wales.

Managing Organization:
Trinity House


Skokholm Island, managed by the Wildlife Trust West Wales, was named by Viking invaders about ten centuries ago. The first bird observatory in Britain was established here in 1933.

Tower Height: 58

Height of Focal Plane: 177

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 10 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White octagonal tower on top of dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1916

Date Present Tower Built: 1916

Date Automated: 1983

Fog Signal: One blast every 15 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The Wildlife Trust West Wales organizes guided walks of the island between June 1and August 17, and also provides accommodation on the island. Boat trips are run by Thousand Island Expeditions, call 0800 163621 or email


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