Built in 1912, Mannez Lighthouse is the island"™s most prominent landmark.
Mannez lighthouse is situated at the eastern end of the island at Quesnard Point. It was built to act as a guide to passing shipping and to warn vessels of the treacherous waters around the island. The lighthouse tower rises 105ft (32 metres) and is painted white with a central black band to make it more visible to shipping during daylight. Its beam (four white flashes every 15 seconds) carries across 12 sea miles.
Automated in 1997 the Lighthouse is now monitored and controlled from the Trinity House Central Planning Unit at Harwich in Essex. The Alderney Wildlife Trust organises conducted tours throughout the summer. The steep climb to the top of the tower is quite demanding but the stunning views of Alderney’s coastline and beyond are well worth the effort. When the train is running, you can travel out to Mannez on Alderney’s railway.
Tours are available every Sunday at 15:00 from 27 April – 28 September 2014.
Adults: £4 Children (under 16): £3
For opening times telephone the Alderney Wildlife Trust on 01481 822935