How to find the LV18 lightvessel.

The ex-Trinity House vessel LV18 is berthed in the maritime heritage town of Harwich on the north east coast of Essex.

Opening times

LV18 is open daily from 11am - 4pm March - end October.
Admission Adults:£2.00 Children (under 16) £1.00.
Groups and evening tours by arrangement.

By Road

From the M25 at junction 28 take the A12 signed Chelmsford and Colchester. Just North of Colchester take the A120(E) signed to Harwich. The LV18 is right at the end of the A120.

From the Midlands and North, take the A14 signed Felixstowe/Harwich until you can join the A12 signed for London around Ipswich. Join the A12 signposted London until just North of Colchester where you take the A120(E) signed to Harwich. The LV18 is right at the end of the A120.

By Rail

Abellio Greater Anglia run regular trains to Harwich between London Liverpool St and Norwich and generally changing trains at Manningtree. You can find public transport information with a route planning facility on the Traveline website.

By Sea

Harwich International Port provides berthing facilities for ferries to the Hook of Holland (Stena Line) and Esbjerg (DFDS) please see their website for further details of services and sailings. Many large international cruises also visit Harwich via this port.

By Air

The nearest airport is London Stansted, approximately 60 miles by road with many taxi firms making regular airport trips to the area. Travelling the length of the A120 will bring you from Stansted to Harwich, joining the A12 around Colchester. Please see their website for further information.


Information on parking around the LV18 can be found on the Tendring District Council website