South Stack Lighthouse

South Stack Lighthouse, Holyhead: Hours, Address, South Stack Lighthouse Reviews: 4.5/5

South Stack Lighthouse
4.5
Lighthouses • Observation Decks & Towers
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jun 2022
Rude lady at ticket desk that decided quickly my daughter didn’t reach the required height. I pointed out out that she was above the blue line needed, but they would not entertain any communication to discuss otherwise. Standing behind and above her and looking down was not going to give you an accurate reading but she had made her mind up and that was that. Never mind it is something we have planned to do for weeks, or that this was the only sunny day we expected all week on holiday. Somehow I was in the wrong for even disputing the decision and when I asked for details of who to complain to they ignored requests. Ruined holiday for me.
Written 28 June 2022
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DeniseJay
Cheltenham, UK37 contributions
Jun 2022
Tickets are best purchased at the hut outside the cafe, contactless payment is available. Walk to the lighthouse is not really suitable for anyone with mobility problems. There is a zig-zag path containing stone steps of varying depths (450 in all I believe) and the view along the cliff makes it a really pleasant descent. You cross a covered bridge to the island where your tickets are checked. There is no wi-fi on the island and one young couple were turned back as they hadn't brought tickets. The 150 steps up to the top were too much for my husband. The last steps into the lamp area are steep; like a ladder but more secure. The guides were very informative
Written 26 June 2022
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Hannah G
Tetbury, UK3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Absolutely stunning views, and seeing all the guillemots and puffins was a real bonus. Our young children were too small to go inside the lighthouse, and the walk back up the steps was definitely a challenge for them, but they still loved the views and were excited by the sea.

We’ll definitely return when our children are older.

Beautiful.
Written 23 June 2022
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Michelle S
Swadlincote, UK82 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Very good lighthouse to visit, you get to see lots of sea birds on the way to and from the lighthouse on the steps and we even saw some Puffins. The lighthouse itself is very enjoyable and worth the climb up for the views from the top, we are scared of heights and managed it!
Written 20 June 2022
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journeymaid48
Fairport, NY1,006 contributions
May 2022
This is just as pretty as it looks in the photographs of South Stack Lighthouse. It can be windy there so be prepared. It is a must see in Holyhead.
Written 3 June 2022
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salonen13
Tyne & Wear24 contributions
May 2022
Had a fabulous visit, staff were amazing and very knowledgeable. Steps were a bit heavy walking back up from the lighthouse but worth it.
Written 1 June 2022
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Owenthomas
Berthoud, CO878 contributions
May 2022
It is off the Northwest tip of Holyhead on a small island. You can get to it by going dpwn 400 steps and then crossing a bridge. There is also an observatory that you can reach from the visitors center. This has great views of the lighthouse as well as lots of information and interesting guides telling you about all the birds that can be seen. The visitors center has hot and cold food, with a car park next door.
Written 28 May 2022
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Chris T
Swindon, UK38 contributions
May 2022
Amazing scenery and interesting history of the lighthouse brought to life by engaging guides. Make sure you can cope with lots of steps!
Written 27 May 2022
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Kevin B
Burnham-On-Sea, UK65 contributions
May 2022
Worth the climb down the steps, great views lots of wildlife and very informative guide. Very interesting hearing the the history of the lighthouse.
Written 26 May 2022
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Debs
Keighley, UK12 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
This is a must for anybody visiting Anglesey! The view was simply breathtaking . Although the bridge was shut , we still went down the steep stairs to the bottom and back ( which isn’t for the faint hearted) .
Written 19 April 2022
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South Stack Lighthouse is open:
  • Fri - Fri 13:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Thu 10:00 - 16:00