Tea at the lighthouse

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Corsewall Lighthouse is situated on the northern tip of the Rhinns of Galloway. It is off the beaten track and is less visited than the lighthouse on the Mull Galloway.

In 1814 a Mr Kirkman Finley applied to the Board of Trade for a light on Corsill Point. The Northern Lighthouse Board Engineer investigated the possibility, and in 1815 decided that a light at the entrance of Lochryan in Galloway and also one on Point of Ayre is the Isle of Man, would be the most advantages. By 1817 the light was operational

Corsewall Lighthouse was automated in 1994 and is now remotely monitored from the Northern Lighthouse Board’s offices in Edinburgh. The old Light keepers accommodation was sold off and operates as the Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel. We used the “open to non resident” as the excuse not only to visit the lighthouse but to have a cup of tea.

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