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South Stack Lighthouse

South Stack, Holyhead LL65 1YH, Wales
(0) 1407 763900
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Holyhead
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

First came to south stack 2 years ago but did not go up the lighthouse, his year we ventured up! From the top of the cliffs to the top of top of the lighthouse an d back is 1120 steps. It is well worth a walk for the great views, on a clear day you can see IOM. The team... More

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Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited south stack lighthouse in September. There are over 400 steps to navigate so sensible shoes are a must! It's well worth the walk with stunning views all the way! The entrance fee to cross the bridge and enter the lighthouse is £5.15 for adults and includes a tour with the chance to climb a further 100+ steps to... More

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

South Stack lighthouse! The rocky islet of South Stack has a gloriously end-of-the-earth feel, with waves crashing around the base of the cliffs and birds nesting overhead. The trail down to the rickety old bridge anchoring it to Holy Island is not for the faint-hearted, with 400+ slippery steps and the foreboding of a steep return climb. Again my partners... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited here during August some brilliant views, lot of history and plenty of birds to see. Parking limited so go early or late. There are lots of steps and drops so may not be the best place for the elderly or those with young children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visit is a must when visiting Anglesey,it's a bird sanctuary and there are over 300 steps down the cliffside(safe)over the bridge and around the lighthouse,with breathtaking views of the coastline Very busy attraction

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Like I mentioned in my RSPB review this is well worth a visit, many steps to climb. Health & Safety notice displayed re Health Issues and so forth. Fantastic views, great walks, across to the lighthouse is chargeable but if you only wish to look you can get so far down, if you do go across the little bridge there... More

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On a sunny day, with the wind blowing strongly, cornflower blue skies, a wonderful turquoise sea and a horizon that stretches so far, you can see the curvature of the earth, this is the closest you're going to get to a Mediterranean view in the UK. Walk the cliffs, visit the lighthouse, spy on the wildlife from the excellent RSPB... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I arrived at the official car park which was a gentle 5 minute walk to the start of the descent. At the car park there was "centre" which had a shop, toilets and restaurant. I didn't eat but I liked the look of the menu. In my case there was a charge of £5.50 per adult and £4 for my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Having grown up in Anglesey and visiting the reserve throughout my childhood finally crossing the bridge to the lighthouse was great. Our party aged 5 to 76 all managed the 1000+ steps with ease and were rewarded with stunning views including a pod of porpoises!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited on a very busy and very windy day. Quite difficult to park. Lenses set up at different heights for children & adults to better view the cliffs and the birdlife. Really informative and engaging RSPB volunteer. Thrilled to see birds of prey - not expecting that! Great walks along the coastal path but didn't go across to the lighthouse... More

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