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“we saw a puffin” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of South Stack Lighthouse

South Stack Lighthouse
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$672.89*
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Private Anglesey Day Trip from Holyhead
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Holyhead
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“we saw a puffin”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

we love this place and would go more often if we could. great for sea birds. RSPB shop and cafe. staff on hand for help and advice.

Visited May 2013
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“Enlightening visitor attraction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We walked down to the lighthouse as part of a visit to the South Stack RSPB reserve. It's about 400 steps from the headland down to the island but it's not as daunting as it sounds or looks. The steps are generally wide and there are handrails in places to help you up and down.
You buy your ticket for the lighthouse (£4.90 for an adult) at the RSPB visitor centre at the top.
Worth taking some warm clothing as it can be very blustery even on a sunny day. Binoculars or a telephoto lens on your camera will help you spot nesting birds on the rocks on the way down and up. Some amazing rock striations (bends in the layers of the rock) on the mainland as you look back from the small bridge you cross to the island.
The lighthouse building houses an interesting museum with the history of the lighthouse - how it was built and how technology has changed over time (one development led an engineer to earn a Noble Prize). There are regular tours up the lighthouse tower and at the top you'll be given a short talk and have a chance to take in some wonderful views across the water.
Some people may say £4.90 is expensive but we see it as a way of helping to preserve this place (and remember that parking up top is free all day) and hope that many more visitors will pay with the same thoughts in mind.

Visited May 2013
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Southern England
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“Dramatic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Perched right on the ciff edge - great place for walking birds and coast watching. Take binoculars and windproof coat.

Visited March 2013
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Leeds
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“Views...WOW!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We parked half way up the cliff and went to the Bird house before climbing up to the top. It’s one of those views that makes you just stand there and have no words. The sea looked a beautiful colour blue and was really calm. We went down the steps which was hard because of the wind... but not HALF as hard as walking back up was!! We had a great weekend stay in Anglesey and this was one of the highlights!

Visited April 2013
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Warrington Cheshire
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“Fantastic views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

We didn't actually go onto the lighthouse as we hadn't bought tickets but we did go down to the brige. The views on a clear day are amazing. Anyone with bad knees or unfit may not want to go down the 410 steps though they are quite steep.

Visited April 2013
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