Portway Lighthouse Logo

Portway Lighthouse

Category: History & Culture
Portway Lighthouse

Built in 1750, Melchester's Portway Lighthouse has recently been fully renovated with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, providing a state-of-the-art visitor centre, gift shop and café. Climb the tower for breathtaking views and learn about the history of the lighthouse through interactive displays, exhibits and first-hand accounts by the men who manned this vital aid to navigation for over two centuries.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

01234 567 890

Address

1 The Streets Melchester, Wessex ML1 2AB

Email Address

Click here

Web Address

Visit us online

Portway Lighthouse's Location

Related content

Go explore!
Go Explore!

There are plenty of things to see and do in Melchester itself. But if you feel like a change of scene during your visit, why not get out and about and explore the local area? Head of Tourism Anne Smiley shares her thoughts on some cool places to go within a short drive time of the town. "We fancy an excursion. Any sugg...

Read More + To Itinerary
6 reasons to visit
6 Reasons To Visit

Melchester has been a popular holiday hotspot since Victorian times. But why do so many visitors continue to choose the town for a summer break or a weekend getaway? Here's a quick round-up of the six main attractions... Location, location, locationIf you're looking for the go-to holiday destination, Melchester ticks a...

Read More + To Itinerary
The Beach Party
The Beach Party
Saturday 6th July 2019
to Sunday 23rd August 2020

Melchester's favourite festival is back for its 12th year! Join us for three days of fab music and dancing on the beach and seafront, with 20 bands performing on two stages (line-up to be announced). There's also an Introducing Stage where you can catch some of our finest local talent. A feast of food includes traditio...

Read More + To Itinerary

Related Entries

The Beach Party

Saturday 6th July 2019

Melchester's favourite festival is back for its 12th year! Join us for three days of fab music and d...

Read more + To Itinerary

Go Explore!

Category Travel Inspiration

There are plenty of things to see and do in Melchester itself. But if you feel like a change of scen...

Read more + To Itinerary

6 Reasons To Visit

Category Travel Inspiration

Melchester has been a popular holiday hotspot since Victorian times. But why do so many visitors con...

Read more + To Itinerary
This content is tagged with:

You may also like...

Melchester Golf Club

Category: Health & Leisure

Founded in 1908, Melchester Golf Club combines a challenging par 64 course with breathtaking coastal...

Read more + To Itinerary

Sea Kingdom

Category: Health & Leisure

Explore the wonderful world of the deep and marvel at one of the UK's largest collections of marine ...

Read more + To Itinerary

Melchester Macabre

Category: History & Culture

The ancient dungeons of Melchester's former courthouse are the setting for a spine-chilling interact...

Read more + To Itinerary
Close
Close

Advanced Search