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Douglas Head Lighthouse

Douglas, Isle of Man

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In 1885 a request to establish a light other than a harbour light at Douglas Harbour resulted in this lighthouse being built. There were originally two lights one on the pier, which had to remain a harbour light and the second on Douglas Head, which is where this lighthouse now is. This light is the only sea light between the Calf of Man and Point of Ayre, a distance of 40 miles. Douglas Head lighthouse was automated in 1986.

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Douglas Head Lighthouse, Isle of Man

Current status:


Geographic Position:

54 08.599'N   004 27.947'W

Grid Reference:


Ceremonial County:

Isle of Man


White tower, watch room buff, lantern black, with 71 steps to the top.

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Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

20 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

32 metres

Character of light:

Flashing White every 10 Secs

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:


Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

Located on the point below the heights of Douglas Head


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