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South Stack Lighthouse

Address: South Stack, Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
Phone Number: (0) 1407 763900
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Ranked #1 of 99 things to do in Holyhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the South Stack Lighthouse and its one of those places you can literally spend all day hiking and taking in the amazing scenery. We got lucky and visiting the lighthouse on a beautiful day with the sun shining which is saying a lot for February. The staff at the little shop at the top of the hill... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The surrounding area is awash with the colour of the wild flowers, the cliffs are spectacular and the lighthouse is fascinating. This site has everything anyone who loves the outside could possibly want.

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Holyhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent views of the Lighthouse with the opportunity to walk down across the bridge to get up close to this Lighthouse. Stunning views along the the coast of Anglesey's west coast,with excellent bird watching. Good well sign posted route with ample car parking.

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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Go here for the sun setting its spectacular and you get great views across the island towards Trearddur Bay.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I visited the lighthouse after visiting the RSPB reserve. The tour guide was great and the views from the top are spectacular. The downside however is that i picked up Vodafone Ireland so was charged for an international phone call, that however is not the tour guides fault!!! Well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Approaching this location is dramatic and breath-taking. The view of the sea and then the sheer drop down to the lighthouse located on a small promontory connected via a bridge is wonderful in itself but then to go across and ascend the lighthouse is a wonder to behold. Any weather will give you a different perspective; dark foreboding clouds, blue... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited here in July 2013 and went here by cab from Holyhead as the bus stop is very far away from this place. Luckily it was a lovely summers day and we had a great time climbing the 400 steps up and down and walking through the bridge over the chasm. The lighthouse has an excellent guided tour and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This beautifully maintained lighthouse is spectacular enjoy the views and great walks.If at all possible catch the sunset there as if you are lucky it will be stunning.

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Mgarr, Malta
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Seeing the lighthouse from the parking was an awesome view and couldn't wait to go down the long flight of steps to get a closer look at it. We went right next to the beautiful and well kept lighthouse. There were more beautiful views of the Irish sea. Going up we counted the steps and although we had to stop... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been coming here since I was a kid with my parents. If you're visiting North Wales, you have to stop by this lighthouse. Take a walk down the steps carved in the cliffs and take a breath of fresh sea as you enjoy the beautiful scenery. Be sure to take your camera!!

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