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Name: South Foreland Light  

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Also known as: South Foreland High Light

Nearest Town or City:
Dover, , United Kingdom

Location: Near Margarets-at-Cliffe, Kent, southeastern England.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
National Trust


This lighthouse stands on the famous white cliffs of Dover. Marconi performed experiments in radio navigation here.

Tower Height: 69

Description of Tower: White, octagonal stone tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1793

Date Present Tower Built: 1843

Date Deactivated: 1988

Optics: First order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Historic attraction.

Open To Public? Yes.

Guided tours are available from 11 to 5:30, March-October (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) and by appointment in winter. The Gateway to the White Cliffs Visitor Centre is nearby, with exhibits on the area and a coffee shop.


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