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Standing proud against the fearsome storms that ravage the north coast of Lewis is the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. Designed by Scottish lighthouse engineer David Stevenson in the 1860s, the watchtower wasn’t automated until 1998, making it one of the last in the British Isles to lose its lighthouse keeper.

While you can no longer go inside, there are information plaques outside, and it’s interesting just to see the lighthouse in all its exposed red-brick glory instead of the usual white.

A birdwatcher’s paradise, look out for buzzards, gulls and the occasional puffin soaring around the cliffs. Also, take a close look at the crags being buffeted by the North Sea, some of the oldest exposed rock in Europe, created up to 300 million years ago back in the Cambrian period. While you’re here, follow the coast southwest past the lighthouse. You’ll soon see a natural sea cave, known as the Eye of the Butt.

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Discover the majesty of rural Scotland on this 5-day Hebrides and Highlands tour from Edinburgh. Travel into the Scottish Hebrides with a guide and gain insight into the country’s rich culture and heritage. Take in sites including Dunrobin Castle, Glen Coe, Loch Ness and the Callanish Standing Stones. Discover the capital of the Highlands — Inverness — and admire the region’s peaks and valleys. Take the ferry to the Isle of Lewis for fine coastal views, explore the white sands of Luskentyre Beach and watch for seals on the Butt of Lewis.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Butt of Lewis Lighthouse costs USD 555.96. Guided Butt of Lewis Lighthouse tours start around USD 555.96 per person.
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