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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  • What an amazing place bit of a wow as you approach from the cliffs unfortunately on the day we visited the Island was closed to visitors which as it happened didn’t matter as dogs aren’t allowed on th...  more »
  • I went to visit the end of the land. I didn't want to climb up the lighthouse, just walk aroumnd the island but you have to pay just to walk on the land. I don't feel this should be the case. I unders...  more »
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