Eddystone Lighthouse

The most famous lighthouse in the British Isles is probably the Eddystone, built on a small and very dangerous rock 13 miles south west of Plymouth.

There have been four separate lighthouses built here. The original tower, completed in 1698, was the first lighthouse to be built on a small rock in the open sea. The history is as follows:

  • Winstanley’s Tower 1698 – 1703
  • Rudyerd’s Tower 1709 – 1755
  • Smeaton’s Tower 1759 – 1882
  • Douglass’s Tower – 1882 Onwards


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Eddystone Lighthouse 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 15.2℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, May 29clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.5℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (E)
Tuesday, May 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 9.4 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, May 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.2℃ to 13.4℃ with wind speed 7.5 m/sec (E)
Thursday, Jun 01clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.7℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (ENE)
Friday, Jun 02clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 14.6℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (E)
Saturday, Jun 03clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (ENE)

Plymouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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