The Bell Rock Lighthouse, standing on Inchcape Rock 12 miles from Arbroath, has stood as an "Industrial Wonder of the World" since its completion in 1811. It is the oldest sea-washed tower in the world, having withstood the tides for over 200 years. The construction of the Bell Rock not only proved the maturity of the Northern Lighthouse Board, but also made the name of the Stevenson famile of lighthouse engineers; a dynasty which dominated Scottish lighthouse construction for 150 years. Not just a remarkable feat of engineering, this lighthouse also played hoast to a remarkable way of life. Though the lighthouse keepers are now gone, the Bell Rock continues to this day to show its familiar flash.