The lighthouses of the Isle of Man are listed in geographical order. Also included are lightvessels and other associated places of interest. The map will provide more photos and information.
Please note that some of these lighthouses offer holiday accommodation, or may be privately owned, so please take care not to trespass or drive on private property. Please refer to the Lighthouse Directory page for more information.
Lighthouses of the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man, like the Channel Islands, is a Crown Dependency. This means that it has its own parliament, known as Tynwald.
Prior to 1815 neither Trinity House nor the Northern Lighthouse Board were responsible for the lighthouses of the Isle of Man. However, the Commissioners proposed the building of two lighthouses on the Calf of Man, and shortly afterwards an Act was passed to allow this. Today six lighthouses of the Isle of Man fall under the jurisdiction of the Northern Lighthouse Board.
The Isle of Man is easily accessible with ferries crossing from Heysham and Liverpool and regular flights from the mainland connecting to the island.
If coming by ferry the first glimpse you get is the impressive view of Douglas Head Lighthouse welcoming you into the harbour.
On the Calf of Man, there are three lighthouses, the two older lights of the High and Low Lights, and the newer Calf of Man Lighthouse, established in 1968, though now all three lights are decommissioned, the latter being discontinued in 2007.
From the Calf of Man, you can clearly see the graceful tower of Chicken Rock Lighthouse, built in 1875. It is possible to get boat trips out around the rock.