Bell rock lighthouse

Learn about the remarkable engineering and captivating stories behind the iconic Bell Rock Lighthouse. Explore the challenges faced by its builders and the enduring legacy of this historic landmark.
The Bell Rock Lighthouse, off the coast of Angus, Scotland, is the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse. Photography, Mar, Luz, Fotografie, Fotografia, Aventura, Light, Scenery, Paisajes

Taken during a boat trip from Arbroath. The Bell Rock lighthouse is Britain's oldest rock lighthouse and was first lit in February 1811 (construction started in 1807). It was the first time that anyone had attempted to build a rock tower on a reef which is submerged for most of the day. The main credit for the design of the lighthouse has historically gone to Robert Stevenson (the grandfather of Robert Louis Stevenson), however John Rennie the famous civil engineer may also have influenced…

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