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South Stack Lighthouse

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South Stack Lighthouse and Visitor Centre, operated under licence from Trinity House. Tickets available on the island ONLY at Present. Cash only as no signal for wifi for card machines. Summer opening times: Friday 1300-1600hrs, Sat to Thu...more
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South Stack, Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
+44 1407 763900
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All reviews south stack light house well worth a visit spiral staircase stunning views car park worth the effort steep steps fear of heights sea birds rspb shop sunny day across the bridge long walk north wales bird life bird watchers
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Cold and windy day, but well worth the visit. Great views and interesting information. Pleasant cafe with good choice for time of year. Helpful and friendly staff. Always worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a long way to travel for not much to see. The views and walks are nice, the actual route to the lighthouse was closed not sure why.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sheardypants
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant days bird watching today. Guillemots, razor bills, chuff and puffin plus others. Lovely weather too.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Claire B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a bad fear of heights this is not for you the views are amazing very cramped in light Room itself and not alot of time in there to enjoy the views ,it was cloudy when we arrived so view was restricted at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank elitesoccer225
Reviewed 10 December 2018

unforgettable scenery even on a stormy and overcast day. the cliff top paths are not advisable if you have no head for heights

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SimmoKen
Reviewed 23 November 2018

I took advantage of a family trip to North Wales to kill some time the following day touring Anglesey, which I hadn't visited since my Uni days. The weather, which had been unseasonably sunny and warm the day before, took its revenge however and became...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dlight42
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We visited the lighthouse after a long coastal walk in the summer. It is separate from the RSPB site - slightly further up the road. Please be warned that they close the island mid-afternoon but this is not clear on the times at the top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosalind M
Reviewed 7 November 2018

After parking at the top of the cliff there are 412 steps down to the bridge. Then you have to climb up inside the lighthouse but only the last few steps are really steep. There is a display on the ground floor and at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank MeridianManchester
Reviewed 7 November 2018

The visit to the lighthouse was both popular with locals and visitors. However, according to feedback by locals, it now becomes too expensive. The many steps down to the lighthouse will provide a good calory burn and active exercise. Not suitable for people with certain...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David R
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Great place the lighthouse is amazing. Long walk but beautiful over the sea really enjoyed it. Amazing scenery over the sea and you can see sea lions and dolphins bobbing up and down from the nature place

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stevieleefamily3
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31 October 2018|
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Response from g0rd0p | Reviewed this property |
There is a charger payable at the bottom of the steps (with discounts for children, OAPs). Steps are quite steep and young children can manage but they might need a little encouragement on the way back up.
Ann V
23 June 2018|
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Response from Karen Z | Reviewed this property |
We didnt see any and this was only last month sorry