Places of Interest: South Stack Lighthouse

Possibly one of the most spectacular and exciting locations on Anglesey – South Stack Lighthouse, constructed to the north west of the town of Holyhead, acts as a waymark for coastal traffic and a landmark and orientation light for vessels crossing the Irish Sea to and from the ports of Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire.


Address: South Stack, Holyhead, Anglesey

Tel: 01407 763207 (Oriel Ynys Môn Heritage Gallery: 01248 724444)

Open:   Easter – September, 10.30 – 17.30 (last tour of lighthouse 16.50) Monday – Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays. At other times by appointment.

  • On the way down over 400 steps you will be able to view the geology of the surrounding vertical cliff faces.
  • Once on the island you will be able to see exhibitions on the bird life and the natural environment.
  • Visit the lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top of the lighthouse.
  • Discover the variety of natural habitats and complex rock formations.