Search ||  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z 

Name: Hoy High Lighthouse  

Feedback to the database manager

Nearest Town or City:
Stromness , , United Kingdom

Location: Hoy Sound, Isle of Graemsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland.

Click to enlarge: Photo    Large photo
Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Northern Lighthouse Board


The grounds here are open with the permission of occupants of the keepers houses. Contact can be made by phoning  01856 850970 or 01856 851038 or by sending an email to

Tower Height: 108

Height of Focal Plane: 115

Characteristic and Range: Occulting white/red every 8 seconds, visible for 20 (white) and 16 (red) nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White conical tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1851

Date Present Tower Built: 1851

Date Automated: 1978

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.


to Lighthouse Digest

USLHS Marker Fund

Lighthouse Jewelry

Lighthouse Service Sweatshirt

Subscribe   Contact Us   About Us   Copyright Foghorn Publishing, 1994- 2018 Lighthouse Facts       Lighthouse History