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Heugh Hill Lighthouse

Holy Island, Northumberland

Location Guide

Photo Phil Champion 

Heugh Hill Lighthouse along with Guile Point Lighthouse gives a lead for vessels entering Holy Island Harbour. Trinity House assumed responsibility for marking the approach to the harbour on 1 November 1995. The lighthouse is a framework tower surmounted by a red triangular daymark.

It is very near to the ruins of Lindisfarne Priory, statues, boat houses, and a number of other features, less than a quarter of the Geograph square is land, the rest being sea however there area 347 images available on Geograph for this small area, covering a wide variety of topics, but only 2 of this lighthouse.

Also select Geograph photo below and then select more lighthouses nearby, to see others in the area that we may not have yet included.

This is a modern structure, and it may be that some other form of lighthouse existed, undertaking the same job before, in the near area, but as yet I have not discovered it. This may be because it is known under a different name and the solution would therefore be to look to see historically how boats have got into and out of Holy Island harbour safely. Part of the solution to this we have already discovered looking at the Guile Point Lighthouse.

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Heugh Hill Lighthouse, Holy Island, Northumberland

Current status:

Currently in use

Geographic Position:

55 40.1 N 01 47.9 W

Grid Reference:


Ceremonial County:



Metal tower structure, with red triangle

Map Link:


see Geograph image below for position  NU127416 

Aerial photo:


Other photos:

Geograph image     Geograph images of area

Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:


Height of light above mean sea level:


Character of light:

Occulting White Red And Green Every 6 Seconds

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

5 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Trinity House

Getting there:



appears to be clearly visible in beach area



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Guile Point Lighthouse



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