Bell Rock Lighthouse

Bell Rock Lighthouse, Arbroath


One of the major engineering feats of the early 19th Century the Bell Rock Lighthouse was designed by noted lighthouse engineer Robert Stevenson (1772 – 1850) and came into service in 1811. Formerly also called the Inch Cape, the reef came to be known as the Bell Rock when an Abbot of Arbroath set up a bell here to warn sailors of the danger. Southey’s famous Ballad of the Inchcape Rock tells how Sir Ralph the Rover cut down the bell and a year later perished when his ship hit the same rock.

Telephone number provided is for the Arbroath harbourmaster.

(Note: location of the pin on Google Map is a guide only)

Bell Rock Lighthouse


The North Sea, 11 miles (17.5 km) southeast of Arbroath

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