South Stack Lighthouse

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South Stack Lighthouse

South Stack Lighthouse
4.5
Lighthouses • Observation Decks & Towers
Temporarily closedClosed until further notice
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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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Freckle_Eye
South Wales, UK445 contributions
Spotlight Attraction
Sep 2021 • Friends
Be sure to have sensible and comfy shoes for this one, and if you aren't keen on heights I'd recommend avoiding.
The walk to and from the lighthouse is as stunning as the attraction itself and then when you get onto the island, the payment fee is well worth it. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff to tell you all about it and also those funds go to an excellent cause, keeping this magnificent landmark going. Would love to visit again in the bird seasons for some spectacular vantage watching points.
Written September 20, 2021
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Jane F
Sheffield, UK42 contributions
Amazing views
Sep 2021
Breathtaking views when you visit south stack. Park at the visitor centre which is reasonable cost. Tickets available here or at the bridge to visit the lighthouse island. Recommend to go on to the lighthouse island as you get a tour from a guide who gives you all the history. Also the views back on the cliffs cannot be seen from the mainland. Coffee and cake lovely. Very friendly staff being very COVID safe.
Written September 19, 2021
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Jackie W
5 contributions
Lovely views
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great views , good parking , visitor centre has been renovated but it was so much better before , very disappointed in icecreams and food now now.
Written September 17, 2021
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Rosemary W
United Kingdom4 contributions
Watch your step.... but worth the effort
Sep 2021 • Friends
Even with the actual light house closed it was great to make the journey down the steps and be treated to a really entertaining and enlightening talk. Humbling to realise what people put up with and how hard they worked
Written September 10, 2021
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Elizabeth C
Shrewsbury, UK2,063 contributions
Breathtaking views
Jul 2021 • Friends
We visited the RSPB South Stack to get a great view of the lighthouse. You can park here, and also visit the shop, cafe and toilets. There are picnic tables outside and you can walk to the viewpoint to look down over the lighthouse. The views are incredible.
You can buy tickets for the lighthouse tour from the RSPB kiosk here. However, the steps down to the lighthouse are very steep so you need to be fit and mobile to do this as there is a lot of walking and climbing involved. We spent an hour or so here, and then went on to the Breakwater Country Park, which made a great excursion all together.
Written September 2, 2021
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PnJlancs
10 contributions
Amazing views
Sep 2021 • Family
We didn’t do the tour of the lighthouse as the walk looked a bit steep in parts.
We parked on the car park and visited the shop and then walked to view the lighthouse, having a picnic taking in the stunning views. Definitely worth a visit.
Written September 2, 2021
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Sam
London, UK46 contributions
Beautiful views
Aug 2021 • Couples
Lovely place to visit.stunning location has a cafe, gift shop and clean toilets.The only downside is the parking.the car park is small and gets full quickly and you need coins .Whilst we couldn’t tour inside the lighthouse we were able to walk down the 400 steps to go onto the island to walk around it. We were given a tour by one of the knowledgeable guides.
Written September 2, 2021
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Lea G
14 contributions
Wow
Sep 2021 • Couples
Absolutely indescribable views...altho my husband wasnt able to walk down due to disability...looking forward to trying out the cafe this afternoon
Written September 1, 2021
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CockneyBrum
Worcestershire, UK2,544 contributions
Well Worth The Trip
Aug 2021
The views here are well worth the trip. I would imagine the views are different every time you visit (we visited on an overcast "summer's" day). Although the puffins weren't around, the lighthouse itself is still beautiful to look at.

The cafe is well worth a visit too with fantastic coffee - probably the best we had all holiday and the shop has some great Puffin related stuff too.

You can pick up a lot of Irish radio on FM here too if that floats your boat!

Car parking was fairly reasonable at £2, although I don't think you were forced to pay from what I could tell (although the money raised does go the RSPB). You will need cash as it's stupidly not contactless, although they take cards in the shop.
Written August 31, 2021
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Martin L
1 contribution
Great walk down the steps
Aug 2021 • Couples
Great place, but the public should be informed before paying £4 each to not have access to lighthouse as it is closed, only a guide standing outside give tmriugh history
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Written August 31, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are sorry you were disappointed following your visit. Unfortunately the lighthouse tower is currently closed to visitors and we are sorry if this was not made clear before you purchased a ticket. We do have signage on site and information on our website to advise of this but will look at making sure this is clear at the point of sale at the ticket booth. We hope that when the tower reopens to the public we will be able to welcome you back for a tour and please do contact us if you would like to discuss your visit further.
Written September 6, 2021
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