Mull Of Galloway Lighthouse

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Mull of Galloway Trust & South Rhins Community Development Trust, Mull of Galloway Experience, Drummore, Dumfries & Galloway, DG9 9HP

    Climb the 115 steps of Scotland’s most southerly lighthouse for some of the best view s in south west Scotland, and explore the lighthouse exhibition.


    Perched on the edge of a 260 ft high cliff, the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse sits on the edge of southern Scotland. It was built by Robert Stevenson, with work commencing in 1828 and taking two years to complete. The light, which stands 99 m above sea level, was first lit on the 26th March 1830.
    The former engine room is where the Lighthouse Exhibition is housed, where you can learn how lighthouses used to operate before automation and electricity. There are numerous artefacts on display, including three Kelvin Diesel 44 HP engines (circa 1955) which were used to provide air for the fog horn.
    The exhibition also has details of all previous light house keepers who worked at the Mull of Galloway. If your interest is with lighthouses, or you just want to know what it was like, then a visit to the exhibition is a must.
    The Mull of Galloway Lighthouse is open for visitors to climb on a weekend, every bank holiday and additional Mondays in July and August.   In addition the Lighthouse Exhibition, in the former engine room, is open daily throughout the season.
    Exhibition only Adult £2.50 Child under 14 years £1.00
    Tower only Adult £2.50 child £1.00
    Both Exhibition and Tower Adult £4.00 Child £1.50
    Children 5 years and under are free. Family tickets are available.
    (Please note there may be occasions when the tower, due to operational reasons, is closed to the public during the above times.)
    An overview of what the area has to offer can be found on
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    25 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016

    For the 2016 season the exhibition is open daily 10am - 4.00pm from Easter until 30th October. Last entry to the top of the lighthouse is 3.30pm.
    The lighthouse tower will be open to climb weekends and bank holidays with additional weekday opening times during the 2016 season (see website for details)


    • Facilities for assistance dogs
    • The main entrance has level access


    • Children Welcome


    • Level Access Disabled access only to exhibition. No disabled access to tower.
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Coastal Location
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Romantic Location


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets Located at RSPB centre

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Payment Methods

    • Cash cash or cheques only
    • Cheque


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site

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    Attraction Special Offer

    Children 5 years and under free admission to both exhibition and tower.

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