Bishop Rock lighthouse, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall
  • About Us

    Bishop Rock Lighthouse stands on a rock ledge 46m long by 16m wide, 4 miles west of the Scilly Isles. The rocks rise sheer from a depth of 45m and are exposed to the full force of the Atlantic Ocean making this one of the most hazardous and difficult sites for the building of a lighthouse.

    The rocks around the Scilly Isles caused the wreck of many ships over the years including the loss of Sir Cloudesley Shovel’s squadron of the British Fleet in 1707 in which 2,000 men died. The Elder Brethren of Trinity House decided that the lighting of the Scilly Isles, which at that time consisted of only the old lighthouse at St. Agnes, was inadequate, and resolved to build a lighthouse on the most westerly danger, the Bishop Rock.

  • Weather

    Bishop Rock Lighthouse 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain today and Sunday, with temperatures rising to 12°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Windy until afternoon and partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       35%  39%   26 mph
      8:18 am    4:26 pm
    Saturday, Dec 16th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       15%  41%   18 mph
      8:19 am    4:26 pm

    Sunday, Dec 17th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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    12
       54%  92%   17 mph
      8:20 am    4:26 pm
    Monday, Dec 18th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       36%  93%   9 mph
      8:20 am    4:26 pm

    Tuesday, Dec 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       22%  74%   11 mph
      8:21 am    4:27 pm
    Wednesday, Dec 20th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    10
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    12
       15%  93%   12 mph
      8:21 am    4:27 pm

    Thursday, Dec 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    10
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    12
       5%  77%   13 mph
      8:22 am    4:27 pm
    Friday, Dec 22nd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
    9
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    12
       5%  91%   12 mph
      8:22 am    4:28 pm

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