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Ailsa Craig Lighthouse


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On a conical mountain rising 338 metres above the sea about 9 miles west of Girvan, stands the Ailsa Craig Lighthouse located at Foreland Point on the eastern side of the island. It stands 59 feet above water.

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Ailsa Craig Lighthouse, Ayreshire

Current status:


Geographic Position:

55 15.126'N   005 06.523'W

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White tower with 37 steps to the top of tower. Attached to a 1-storey keeper's house complex.

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Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

11 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

18 metres

Character of light:

Flashing White every 4 Secs

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

17 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

Only by boat, tours from Girvan are available.


Site open, tower closed



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Page Ref: Ailsa Topic: Lighthouses Last Updated: 06/2010


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