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COVID-19 Update

We regret to announce that Bidston Lighthouse will remain closed to visitors until further notice, for your safety and ours.

In March, we went into self-isolation for 12 weeks, in accordance with the UK Government’s Coronavirus guidelines then in force. As the initial period of lockdown draws to a close, we have reviewed the situation and determined that it is still not safe to re-open for the following reasons.

We cannot offer our usual guided tours because the internal configuration of the lighthouse makes it impossible to practice social distancing.

We cannot offer self-guided tours because:

  • of health and safety considerations unrelated to the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • the small revenue from visitors could not cover more than a fraction of the cost of disinfecting between visits.

At this stage, it would appear very unlikely that we will be able to re-open this calendar year.


We regret to announce that Bidston Lighthouse will be closed to visitors until Tuesday 9th June 2020 at the earliest.

During this time, the residents of the Lighthouse Cottages will be in self-isolation, in accordance with the current UK Government’s guidelines concerning the Coronavirus pandemic.

We will review the situation as the pandemic develops.

Please check our website before planning your visit.