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Longstone Lighthouse

It was from Longstone Lighthouse on 7th September 1838 that 22 year old Grace Darling and her father William rescued survivors from the SS Forfarshire which had run aground on nearby Harcar Rock in thick fog.

The story of Grace Darling is told at the RNLI Grace Darling Museum in Seahouses.

Grace died in 1842 at the age of 26, and her memorial is located at St Aidan’s Churchyard in Bamburgh.

The lighthouse featured in an episode of the TV drama Vera, as the fictitious Turnstone Lighthouse.

Boat trips operate out to the lighthouse and guided tours are available.

Longstone Lighthouse

Longstone Lighthouse

  • Built: 1826
  • Height of Tower: 26 metres
  • Elevation: 23 metres
  • Automated: 1990
  • Character: Fl 20s
  • Range of light: 18 NM
  • Engineer: Joseph Nelson