Emmanuel Head Daymark
Lighthouse Holy Island Northumberland

Emmanuel Head Daymark

Lighthouse In Holy Island, Northumberland

A white pyramid daymark on the north east Emmanuel Head of Holy Island.

If you're visiting Holy Island and are taking your umpteenth photograph of Lindisfarne Castle, you may spy a little pyramid off in the distance. What you have just found is the Emmanuel Head Daymark.

Trinity House were responsible for lighthouses and beacons in the local area and due to the precarious nature of the North East coast, something was needed on Emmanuel Head to guide navigators into the deep channel entrance and safety of the island.

The pyramid beacon was built sometime between 1801 and 1810 and stands 10m tall on top of the 3m high cliff at Emmanuel Head on the north eastern point of Holy Island.

This may have actually been the first daymark ever built on the British coast.

Please spare a thought for our poor Fabulous North member who braved a storm of biblical proportions 10 seconds after these photos were taken and then had to walk 30 minutes back to the car.

Look at that storm brewing!!

On the bright side, we got this mega rainbow!

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How To Find Emmanuel Head Daymark

Where Is Emmanuel Head Daymark?

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Lat / Long

55.685869, -1.780066

What three words

career.grudging.piled

Where To Park For Emmanuel Head Daymark?

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55.67455, 55.67455

What three words

hiring.fine.describe

There is a big visitor car park just after the causeway.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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