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Bell Rock Lighthouse

Fife

Location Guide

This is the oldest existing rock lighthouse in UK. It is situated 11 miles out to sea from Arbroath.

It was built 200 years ago by Robert Stevenson on the Inchcape Reef. At high water the reef is hidden around 12 feet below water, at low tide it is about 4ft above the sea.

Photo by Derek Robertson


Lighthouse information Grid

Name:

Bell Rock Lighthouse, Fife

Current status:

Working

Geographic Position:

56 26.065'N  002 23.230'W

Grid Reference:

NO762269

Ceremonial County:

Fife

Appearance:

White tower with 96 steps to the top of tower

Map Link:

Multimap

Aerial photo:

 

Other photos:

Geograph

Originally built:

1811

Current lighthouse built:

 

Height of Tower:

36 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

28 metres

Character of light:

Flashing White every 5 Secs

Character of fog signal:

 

Range of light:

18 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

 

Access:

 

Website:

NLB   

Other Useful Websites:

Wikipedia

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For more articles, lists and other information see the Lighthouses Section

Lighthouse Map of Scotland

Featured List of lighthouses - Scotland 

List of minor lighthouses and lights - Scotland  

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