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Lady Isle Lighthouse

Troon Ayreshire

Location Guide

This lighthouse is situated on a privately owned bird sanctuary, landing is forbidden without special permission. Located about 5 km west southwest of Troon; ferries from Scotland heading to Larne in Northern Ireland, pass close to this light, shortly after leaving Troon.

Photo by Gordon Dowie

It is an unusual lighthouse with its cross-section the shape of a plus sign and the stairway spirals up around an iron pole placed next to the tower.

South of the lighthouse is a conical rubblestone tower about 10 metres tall that is believed to have served as a daybeacon before the lighthouse was built.

Photo taken in 2000 before the red stripes were added.
Photo by Richard Webb

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Lady Isle Lighthouse, Troon, Ayreshire

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Geographic Position:

55 31" 38'   -4 44" 4'

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pyramidal concrete tower with lantern, gallery, and external spiral stairway painted white with a red vertical stripe on each face.

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Height of Tower:

15 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

19 metres

Character of light:

four white flashes every 30 s

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