Southampton's main attraction is this completely restored lighthouse, built in 1846. It's the oldest cast-iron lighthouse in the world. Although there's a 185-step climb to the top, the panoramic view of Bermuda and its shoreline from the balcony make the exertion worthwhile. You can also view the same panorama that Queen Elizabeth II gazed on in 1953; just find the commemoration plaque by the entrance to the lighthouse. The lighthouse keeper will explain the workings of the machinery. If you visit in the spring, you may spot migrating whales beyond the south-shore reefs.
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