Jamestown Lighthouse

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Daniel Neilson
Jamestown Lighthouse, Accra, Ghana
Accra Central

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.

Venue name: Jamestown Lighthouse

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Paul M N

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.

Paul Newell