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Cantick Head Lighthouse

Longhope, Island of Hoy, Orkney Isles

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This lighthouse is situated at Longhope on the southeast cost of the Island of Hoy. It was automated in 1992. A fog horn was established in 1913 but this was discontinued in 1987.

Cantick Head Lighthouse, light keepers cottages, sundial pedestal and outbuildings are all historically graded.

The two 2-storey keeper's houses and other light station buildings, enclosed by a stone wall and have been converted as self catering holiday accommodation.

Photo by Calum McRoberts


Lighthouse information Grid

Name:

Cantick Head Lighthouse, Orkney Isles

Current status:

Working

Geographic Position:

58 47.229'N  003 07.890'W

Grid Reference:

ND347894

Ceremonial County:

Orkney Isles

Appearance:

White stone tower with 49 steps to the top. Two 2-story keeper's houses and other light station buildings, enclosed by a stone wall

Map Link:

Multimap

Aerial photo:

Marinas.com

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Originally built:

1858

Current lighthouse built:

 

Height of Tower:

22 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

35 metres

Character of light:

Flashing White every 20 Secs

Character of fog signal:

 

Range of light:

18 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board      Site Manager

Getting there:

The island and lighthouse is accessible via car ferry from Houton or Stromness on the Orkney mainland.

Access:

 

Website:

NLB 

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