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Name: Cantick Head Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Longhope, , United Kingdom

Location: Southeast coast of the Island of Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland.


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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board

Website: http://www.nlb.org.uk/ourlights/history/cantick.htm

Notes:
The active lighthouse is maintained by the Northern Lighthouse Board. Self-catering accommodation is available in two keepers' cottages.

Tower Height: 72

Height of Focal Plane: 114

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 20 seconds; range 18 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical stone tower with buff trim and black lantern.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Two keeper's cottages.

Date Established: 1858

Date Present Tower Built: 1858

Date Automated: 1992

Fog Signal: Discontinued 1987 (was 2 blasts every 30 seconds).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.

Open To Public? Yes.

Directions:
The island and lighthouse are accessible via car ferry from Houton. Tours of the lighthouse and other buildings may be available when the cottages are not occupied.

Nearby Lodging: Call 01856 701255 or email cantick@gmail.com for information on accommodations at the lighthouse. See www.cantickhead.com/accommodation.htm for more information.

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