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South Stack Lighthouse
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

We went to the South Stack as part of a brief stop over in Holyhead before catching a rail connection the next morning. Knowing there probably wasn't a great deal to do in the area during the time we had, we thought that a visit to South Stack would be enjoyable. Words cannot describe the majesty and wonder of this place. Whether you physically go to the lighthouse or not (we could not; after hours), it is worth it just admiring this great wonder as it sits on a tiny island just off of Anglesey. Absolutely breathtaking! If it isn't on a "bucket list" for visitors to the UK, and especially Wales, it definitely should be. Nothing quite compares to this, as it sits in a secluded natural setting, accessed only by 400 winding stone steps all the way down a rocky cliff. For those ill at ease with heights or those who have physical limitations, you can still enjoy the view from the top end of the trail leading there. It's an amazing wonder. Go, go, go! One cavaet: After hours, there is no toilet facility available, so be prepared.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We visited with our twin 8 month old girls in a double buggy. The main paths around the Café and to Elin's Tower are accessible, but we weren't brave / foolish enough to attempt the 1000 odd steps to the main lighthouse! That bit isn't suitable for people with buggies / pushchairs, but we would definitely recommend a visit here.

Put simply the views are stunning, there are picnic tables atop of the cliffs, and a really good café with home made food on site, with a number of high chairs. The prices are very reasonable. There is also a really good RSPB shop on site, lots of information about which birds / wildlife have been sighted, and RSPB volunteers at the café to offer advice and tell you about the birds (there are some quite rare ones such as Choughs and Puffins if you visit at the right time of year).

You have to buy tickets from the South Stack Cafe if you want to visit the Lighthouse.

If you walk down the road towards the car park for Elin's Tower you can walk around the remains of Ty Mawr Hut Circles. The remains consist of 10 large round dwellings interspersed with smaller buildings that are partly below ground. Some of the huts are over 20 ft, 7 metre in diameter with thick low walls. We picnic'ed here and it was really sheltered from the wind and secluded.

I would definitely recommend this as a visit if you are on Anglesey.

Thank Pelstar
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

You must visit here. Really interesting, great trip around the lighthouse and saw loads of sea birds, especially the Puffins - first time for us.

Thank Lenjane
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Excellent place to visit, staff very welcoming and informative.
Fabulous on a very clear but windy day (lots of these on Anglesey!) with the waves crashing below and the gannets flying in close to the stack. Only criticism was lack of an advertised height limit for children (over 1.1m only permitted to top of the lighthouse) and nearly had one very disappointed child as we didn't find this out until going to buy a ticket - which when you've made a special trip with a young child could have been disastrous! Luckily she was 1.2m and we had a great time.

Thank 29JayBird
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The views were fantastic even though it was very windy. The staff on site were very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife. After a ramble you can enjoy a refreshing beverage from the RSPB shop well worth a visit

Thank PaulLesley2013
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