It is a bit of hard work to get near the top and to get right to the parapet requires negotiating a tricky ladder. But the views are worth it even if you feel you are taking your life in your hands.
Posted: Mon Jul 15 2013
This colonial-era lighthouse was built in the 1930s. It’s not a tourist attraction in the usual sense – no gift shops or ticket offices here – but stray within twenty metres and you’ll inevitably be accosted by a ‘guide’ offering to take you to the top for a few cedi (usually around GH¢5 each). If you’re willing to part with the cash, there’s a good panoramic view from the top of the (possibly not overly safe) spiral staircase.
Walks and tours
Jamestown is a fascinating suburb full of a rich history, but a reputation for danger and pickpocketing has sometimes intimidated visitors from exploring the area. The Jamestown Walking Tour offers a safe way for tourists to discover the vibrant street...
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