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Tor Ness Lighthouse

Orkney Isles

Location Guide

 

This location guide is partly done, we are currently working on it and it should be completed in the next month.

The lighthouse is situated at the southwestern corner of the Island of Hoy in the Orkney isles, marking the north western entrance to the Pentland Firth.

Photo by Calum McRoberts


Lighthouse information Grid

Name:

Tor Ness Lighthouse, Orkney Isles

Current status:

Working

Geographic Position:

58 46.704'N  003 17.792'W

Grid Reference:

ND251886

Ceremonial County:

Orkney Isles

Appearance:

 

Map Link:

Multimap

Aerial photo:

Marinas.com

Other photos:

Geograph

Originally built:

1937

Current lighthouse built:

1980

Height of Tower:

 

Height of light above mean sea level:

20 metres

Character of light:

Flashing every 5 seconds

Character of fog signal:

 

Range of light:

17 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

 

Access:

 

Website:

NLB 

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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  

Notes:

 

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