Updated 1st October 2021. We are currently open, on selected dates, for external tours of the island only - our Lighthouse Tower remains closed to visitors at this time. Please see the calendar below for dates that tours of the island are offered, tickets are typically purchased on the day (subject to availability) and are booked at the kiosk at the RSPB cafe - card payment is preferred. Tickets are £4 per adult and children under 16 are free.

Please note that outside of advertised opening hours, there is no access to the island or the steps on the approach.

We encourage everyone to follow the Government’s guidelines to keep each other safe and well. We hope that in the coming months we will be able to welcome you inside our visitor centre once again.

South Stack Lighthouse visitor centre

South Stack Lighthouse was built by Trinity House in 1809, marking a tiny islet off Anglesey at the north west tip of Wales. Newly reopened for 2017

The historic South Stack Lighthouse is located on a small island reached via a descent of 400 steps down the steep mainland cliffs.

Visitors may tour the former lighthouse engine room before climbing to the top of the lighthouse. South Stack is a wonderful place to watch thousands of breeding seabirds including guillemots, razorbills and puffins.

Tours of South Stack Lighthouse are organised by South Stack Ynys Lawd Ltd. under licence from the Corporation of Trinity House.

External Island Tour Prices (tours of the tower are not available at this time)

Adults £4
Child (up to 16 years)

Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
Concession N/A
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) N/A

Please note, Trinity House reserves the right to close for operational reasons at short notice.

Please note, opening times are weather permitting and we will endeavour to update our website as quickly as possible should last minute closures occur.

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


Car parking available at the RSPB Cafe.