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James Town Lighthouse, Accra

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Lighthouse · Landmark
Get a panoramic view of Accra and its port from James Town Lighthouse, a red and white tower overlooking two of the area's oldest neighborhoods. The original tower, built by the British in 1871, was replaced by this structure in the 1930s. Climb the 28 m (92 ft) tall lighthouse if you wish to rise above the haze and pollution and view the surroundings from one of the best vantage points in town. Using our custom trip planner, Accra attractions like James Town Lighthouse can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I first visited this place ten or so years ago and if my memory serves me well, one couldn’t climb up the lighthouse then just as one can’t today. It’s still “being renovated”. Judging by the pace...  more »
  • Interesting landmark to drive or walk by when exploring other parts of Jamestown, however not worth the trip just for the lighthouse. When we went you weren't able to climb it, so there was literally....  more »
  • Visiting Jamestown has been on my list of things to do for a long time. It was everything and more than I imagined it would. We stumbled on a visitors information centre and went on an impromptu tour with our tour guide who took us through British, Portuguese and Dutch Jamestown. Our guide was a well informed resident of Jamestown and among the places he took us were the 1st hotel in Ghana called Sea view hotel. Well, what's remained of it. The Ga settlements, the chief's palace. We got the chance to see the women dry and smoke the fish the men had brought back from sea, even saw a group of men making boats from scratch. It was amazing! We also visited a well known boxing gym where future world champions trained at. We interacted with so many amazing people and I think regardless of me being Ga, I would've still connected with these people. It's a tour worth taking!
  • Iconic monument on the coast of Ghana's capital precisely Jamestown one of the ancient settlement of the whites during slave trade. Now a tourist site. The lighthouse's iconic nature has jamestown really a popular place and its unique red and white painting make its stand out. Jamestown is predominantly known to be a fishing community the fish and the women sell. Its a tourist destination any fun loving person would love to visit trust me

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