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Name: Nosshead Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Noss Head Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Wick, , United Kingdom

Location: Sinclair Bay, northeast coast of Scotland.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Clan Sinclair Study Centre


Contact Address Information:
Nosshead Estate
Wick, Caithness
United Kingdom

A library in the Study Centre at the lighthouse has a number of historical texts, as well as information on Sinclair and Girnigoe Castles.

Tower Height: 59

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white/red every 20 seconds, visible for 25 (white) and 21 (red) nautical miles.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1849

Date Present Tower Built: 1849

Fog Signal: Discontinued (was 3 blasts every 90 seconds).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, study center, overnight accommodations.

Open To Public? Grounds and outbuildings.

Nearby Lodging: The "Laird's Retreat" is the principal keeper's cottage. It is available for rent throughout the year. Phone: 01955 606700

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