Portland Bill Lighthouse
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About this spot
A lighthouse has been present at Portland Bill for nearly 300 years acting as a guiding light for vessels heading to Portland and Weymouth. The present lighthouse, built in 1906, wards mariners away from the hazardous Shambles Bank lying three miles offshore and acts as a waymark for vessels navigating in the English Channel. From a photographer’s viewpoint, this is a simply stunning area and the lighthouse’s famous red and white candy stripes just add to the location’s attraction.
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