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The historic South Stack lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a decent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs. Visitors may tour the former Lighthouse engine room and exhibition area before climbing to the top of the lighthouse. South Stack is a wonderful place to watch thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots, razorbills and puffin.

South Stack Lighthouse is located 3 miles from Holyhead and is signposted from both Holyhead and Trearddur Bay.

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Car parking available at the South Stack Kitchen Cafe.

Public Transport
The no. 22 bus runs from Holyhead, Summer Hill stop to South Stack Kitchen at 10.45, 14.30 and 17.00. Return times from South Stack are 11.00, 14.45 and 17.15.

Opening Times

Date Time
3rd April -
30th Sept
10.30 - 17.00

Admission Prices

Adults £2.50
Senior Citizens £2.00
Children £1.50
Family Ticket £6.50

Tickets may be purchased from the Lighthouse or South Stack Kitchen.

Contact Details
Tel: 01248 724444 or 01407 763207

Available at South Stack Kitchen. Refreshments are not available on site.

Please phone in advance for group bookings
- 01248 724444

Please note that access to South Stack involves a descent of 400 steps.

A minimum height of 1 metre is required for entry to the lighthouse. Anyone suffering from vertigo, heart or respiratory conditions is advised not to undertake a tour.


Established 1809
Height of Tower 28 metres
Height of Light above Mean High Water 60 metres
Automated 1983
Electrified 1938
Optic 1st Order Catadioptric
Lamp 1,000 Watt MBI
Character White flash every10 seconds
Intensity 1,370,000 candela
Range of Light 20 sea miles
Fog Signal Character One second blast every 30 seconds

Tours of South Stack Lighthouse are organised by the Isle of Anglesey County Council under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

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