The South Stack Lighthouse is built on the summit of a small island off the north-west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It was built in 1809 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks below.
The lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rock below since its completion in 1809. The 91-foot (28 m)-tall lighthouse on South Stack was designed by Daniel Alexander and the main light is visible to passing vessels for 24 nmi (44 km; 28 mi), and was designed to allow safe passage for ships on the treacherous Dublin–Holyhead–Liverpool sea route. It provides the first beacon along the northern coast of Anglesey for east-bound ships. It is followed by lighthouses, fog horns and other markers at North Stack, Holyhead Breakwater, The Skerries, the Mice, Point Lynas and at the south-east tip of the island Trwyn Du. The lighthouse is operated remotely by Trinity House. It has been visited by the team at Most Haunted.
Neil Pegg | May 23, 2018
Interesting and informative guide gave a great overview and historical account of the development of the lighthouse here. The access to this site is via steps ( over 300 in all) so is a little challenging. However the experience and views are spectacular, so well worth the visit. Beware, cash only at the entrance to the site, after crossing the bridge and negotiating the steps, be warned!
Kate Frodsham | Apr 25, 2018
Fabulous place to visit and the view is amazing. We were lucky enough to see some of the nesting puffins while there. It is quite a hard walk up and down but definitely worth it. I didn't actually get to the lighthouse as the dogs wouldn't walk down but my partner said it was great and worth the trek. Would love to go back.
Nathan Strain | Jul 1, 2018
Getting down to the light house is easy, just be sure that you are comfortable going up the stairs before you go down them, It's quite a climb back up. Staff is kind and welcoming. Really enjoyed our time here.
Martin O'Mahony | Jun 28, 2018
If you’re into rock, the sea, fantastic views & wildlife and don’t mind walking down & up around 300 stairs, then you’re in for a treat. Lighthouse tour is recommended.
Babu Ch | Jun 5, 2018
Superb place and nice view. The person explained the history well and kids enjoyed a lot. Very nice view of the Sea shore.
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