South Stack Lighthouse, Holyhead

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The South Stack Lighthouse is built on the summit of a small island off the north-west coast of Holy Island, Anglesey, Wales. It was built in 1809 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks below.HistoryThe lighthouse has warned passing ships of the treacherous rock below since its completion in 1809. The 91ft-tall lighthouse on South Stack was designed by Daniel Alexander and the main light is visible to passing vessels for 24nmi, and was designed to allow safe passage for ships on the treacherous Dublin–Holyhead–Liverpool sea route. It provides the first beacon along the northern coast of Anglesey for east-bound ships. It is followed by lighthouses, fog horns and other markers at North Stack, Holyhead Breakwater, The Skerries, the Mice, Point Lynas and at the south-east tip of the island Trwyn Du. The lighthouse is operated remotely by Trinity House. It has been visited by the team at Most Haunted.Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse and tour the engine room and exhibition area. The lighthouse is open seasonally.
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  • We arrived 10 mins before the gate closed onto the South Stack at 3.30pm, which saved us £6 each as you can still walk down the many steps, taking in the view of the birds and cliffs, Pay and display ...  more »
  • We planned a two hour layover between our ferry from Dublin and train to London so we could go check out the lighthouse. Well worth the taxi ride and admission price! You pay a guide down by the bridg...  more »
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