Here are 10 of our favourite pictures of Flamborough Lighthouse. And if you have a take a great shot of it while walking along the headland, send it to [email protected]
The landmark, which is 26.5 metres tall, is always popular with photographers looking to find an interesting angle. The present lighthouse was designed by Trinity House architect Samuel Wyatt and constructed by John Matson of Bridlington in 1806 at a cost of 8,000. A golfer tees off by the old chalk tower lighthouse. There are plans underway to reopen this building to the public. The views from the top of the new lighthouse - but you have got to climb 119 steps before you can enjoy them! The lighthouse reflected in a rock pool at Selwick's Bay at low tide. Looking up at the spiral staircase inside the lighthouse, which is now monitored and controlled from Trinity Houses Planning Centre in Essex. East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Trinity House offer informative guided tours lasting approximately 20 minutes throughout the summer. The lighthouse has continued its role as a waypoint for deep sea vessels and coastal traffic, as well as marking the headland for vessels heading for the ports of Scarborough and Bridlington. In 1940 the lighthouse was electrified. An electric fog signal was installed in 1975 and Flamborough Lighthouse was automated in early 1996. The lighthouse is just over a mile outside Flamborough village and offers breathtaking views over Bridlington bay and the heritage coast.