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Name: Alderney Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Alderney, , United Kingdom

Location: Quénard Point, Alderney Race, Channel Islands.


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Photo: Steve G. Bryan

Managing Organization:
Trinity House

Website: http://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/interactive/gallery/alderney.html

Contact Address Information:
The Attendant, Alderney Lighthouse
Alderney, Channel Islands
United Kingdom

Notes:
The Alderney Race near this lighthouse has the strongest tidal currents in Europe.

Tower Height: 105

Height of Focal Plane: 121

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, conical tower with central black band.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Keepers' dwellings.

Date Established: 1912

Date Present Tower Built: 1912

Date Automated: 1997

Fog Signal: Horn, one three-second blast every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Directions:
Guided tours are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 and 3:30, or by appointment for groups of 8 or more. Children under 1 meter in height are not permitted to ascend the tower. Any cancellations will be advertised in the window of the Tourist Information Centre, Victoria Street. Contact the Attendant for more information: +44 (0)1481 824309 (mobile: 04481 111 773).

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Nearby Lodging: Accommodations are available in the former keepers'quarters; see www.ruralretreats.co.uk or email info@ruralretreats.co.uk for details.

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