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While the lighthouse may not be in full force like it was back in the day due to new technology, it is still a tall and strong structure holding down the fort in the U.K. Today (August 7) marks National Lighthouse Day, recognizing the importance and preservation of lighthouses. These guiding lights welcome visitors, bringing them into Great Britain’s ports:

Lighthouse at most southern point of Europe on Gibraltar (AP)
This lighthouse is found in Gibraltar, a British territory. (AP)
Lighthouse on Talacre Beach at low tide with sand dunes North wales (AP)
It’s low tide at Talacre Beach in North Wales. (AP)
Covesea Lighthouse, built in 1864, is located in Moray, Scotland. (AP)
Southerness Lighthouse and the rock formations leading up to it. Close up version. Taken at Southerness, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, UK. (AP)
Southerness Lighthouse, located in Galloway, Scotland, is surrounded by rock formations. (AP)
Historic monument - Very old lighthouse in Rumpside (AP)
Rampside Lighthouse, built in 1875, was designated a Grade II listed building by English Heritage in 1991. (AP)
lighthouse, Flamborough Head, England, Great Britain (AP)
The Flamborough Lighthouse, located on the Yorkshire coast of England, was first lit in 1806. (AP)
Photo of Hartland Point Lighthouse in Cornwall (AP)
Hartland Point Lighthouse in Devon, England, is a Grade II listed building. (AP)
White Lighthouse in Nature Reserve on Walney Island (AP)
White Lighthouse is located in Nature Reserve on Walney Island. (AP)
Lighthouse at Dunnet Head - the north point of scotland (AP)
The Rua Reidh Lighthouse, built in 1912, is located in Wester Ross, Scotland. (AP)
Detail of Southwold beach on a cloudy day (AP)
This lighthouse is framed by Southwold beach in Suffolk, England. (AP)

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By Brigid Brown