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South Stack Lighthouse

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Address: South Stack, Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
Phone Number: (0) 1407 763900
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Amazing geological features

This is a great place to visit for many reasons. The coastline is beautiful, the light house is fascinating and as an RSPB site there are obviously lots of birds to observe. I was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a great place to visit for many reasons. The coastline is beautiful, the light house is fascinating and as an RSPB site there are obviously lots of birds to observe. I was particularly interested in the rock formations on the path down to the light house. I am not a geologist but was amazed by the different colours,... More 

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Swindon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

When we visited the tours were closed so could only view and not visit. This house is a good looking site with views on the cliff presenting a good point to take your piccies. When we were there it was clear, sunny and calm but you can't help thinking about what these places represent for shipping when the weather turns.... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

As we went in February, the actual path to the lighthouse was unfortunately closed, but its beautiful to look at, especially at night when the wind is whistling and the waves are crashing against it!

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Benllech, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A very well run site - volunteers on hand to give information, telescopes, cameras, diaries of sightins. The cliff side is spectacular. Good cafe and give sjho

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Situated near the West tip you will find South Stack Rock and its Light house Separated from Holyhead Island by around thirty meters The Lighthouse is automated now but going back a few years this was the place that The Steamship The Royal Charter one of around 200 ships that have met their end here sank with the loss of... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Awesome - easy to understand why Queen Victoria visited here not once but twice! 300+ steps down does however mean 300+ steps up afterwards but take breaks both ways and enjoy the views and the bird-life - altogether stunning. We were lucky with the weather and the whole area was like a picture postcard. Cafe lovely and very welcome after... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The long walk down and back from the lighthouse is not for the faint hearted but, if you can make the trip, it is well worth making the effort. The views are spectacular and the feeling of being on the island is magical. The bird life is constantly wheeling above one's head, the cry of the gulls is eerie but... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came last year and had a wonderful walk around learnt about the birds and had a drink and cake in the cafe. When we walked down all of the stairs to visit the lighthouse we were told we should have bought tickets at the top and weren't able to enter without one. This time we came and it was... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is a fascinating place to visit but be warned you need to be fit to get down and up the steps. Best to stop and rest a while and admire the scenery. even the lighthouse itself has steps to climb and they are very steep. you will be given an insight into the life of a lighthouse keeper by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Love it for a nice cup of tea and lunch and after or before a nice coastal walk. Great views and great staff i must say.

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