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Whitgift Lighthouse

Whitgift, Goole DN14 8HN, UK


About Whitgift Lighthouse

Whitgift Lighthouse at Ousefleet stands as a reminder of an earlier age, one when the county’s rivers were a lifeline for heavy industry. This lighthouse was a vital touchstone for vessels going to and from Goole and onwards to the North Sea. The whole length of the Rivers Ouse, Trent, and Humber is lined with marker lights, but Whitgift is the only full sized traditional lighthouse on the Ouse and Trent section.

Attractions near Whitgift Lighthouse

RSPB Blacktoft Sands2.2km from Whitgift Lighthouse

Blacktoft Sands is part of the Humber estuary - one of the most important wildlife sites in the UK. Six shallow saline lagoons provide good birding throughout the year. An area of grazing marsh provides a home for wildfowl and waders through the autumn and spring and includes a large seasonally flooded area.

Goole Museum7.49km from Whitgift Lighthouse

Goole Museum is a community museum that explores the history of the town and port and does so through permanent displays and a temporary exhibition program. Located on the first floor of the Goole Library building, the museum features displays on the history of Goole. The museum’s Education Room is available for booking by the community and school groups.

North Cave Wetlands11.62km from Whitgift Lighthouse

North Cave Wetlands is a true example of a 21st Century nature reserve, developed in the footprint of a large sand and gravel quarry. It is is a peaceful place for a walk and to bird watch. There are also little ponds with dragonflies flying about. It is free to enter and park. It’s a great place to spend a day.

North Cliffe Wood Nature Reserve14.69km from Whitgift Lighthouse

A lovely woodland nature reserve rich in wildlife. One of the iconic attraction which was cared for and maintained by yirkshire wildlife trust.  A woodland reserve with 3km of grass footpaths provides a circular trail around the reserve.

Breighton Airfield15.87km from Whitgift Lighthouse

Breighton Airfield was a Second World War heavy bomber base and cold-war nuclear missile launch site.  Now it was home to the historic aircraft collection of the Real Aeroplane Company and the Real Aeroplane Club, an active flying club whose members own and operate many unusual, classic and ex-military aircraft. One of the iconic attraction in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.

Humber Bridge Country Park20.02km from Whitgift Lighthouse

Humber Bridge Country Park is a beautiful 48 acre wood with open meadows and wildlife ponds and so more. The majestic chalk cliffs which surround the park on three sides and look like they are snow-covered give rise to the park's local name of Little Switzerland. The tree-covered chalk terraces of the old chalk quarry offer dramatic views over the River Humber and towering Humber Bridge. One of the nice walking trails and also a good place to spend some leisure time.

Where is Whitgift Lighthouse

Discover more attractions in East Riding of Yorkshire, where Whitgift Lighthouse is located

East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.