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.

Admission prices

Child (up to 16 years)

Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
Concession £3.50

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


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.