Mull of Galloway
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The Mull of Galloway is Scotland's most southerly headland. Sixty metre cliffs falling away into the Irish Sea on all sides allow a coastal panorama unrivaled in this part of Scotland; where else can you clearly see Scotland, Northern Ireland, the English Lake District and the Isle of Man all from the same spot? The 26 metre lighthouse at the headland's high point was built by Robert Stevenson in 1830. Like all Scottish lighthouses it's now automated, but the tower opens for tours to the top (via 115 stairs) on summer weekends. There's also an interesting exhibition area, although in clear weather there's much more to enjoy outside than in. Take a hike around the wider headland to sample the views more fully.
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Name: Mull of Galloway ★★★☆☆
Location: Minor road end 6 miles south of Drummore, G.R.: NX 160306 / meatball banana thread
Name: Mull of Galloway Lighthouse ★★★☆☆
Description: 1830's lighthouse and exhibition at Scotland's most southerly point.
Location: Mull of Galloway (see above), G.R.: NX 157304 / upwards sharpen baguette
Open (2016): Daily, July & August; irregular dates, April to June & September to October - see website
Cost (2017): £4 (adults), £1.50 (children) for joint ticket
>> see separate post for Walk: Mull of Galloway with a sting in the tail ★★★☆☆
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