South Stack Lighthouse

South Stack is set in a spectacular location to the north-west of Holyhead.

The lighthouse 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. You can now experience the Lighthouse Tour having followed the keeper's journey down the 400 steps on to the island and view the fascinating geology of the surrounding cliffs.

Due to variable weather conditions that can restrict access to the island, please telephone or check the website before you visit to avoid disappointment.

Please visit our heritage website.

Opening times


Accredited Attraction

Trinity 500


Adults £5.50
Seniors £4
Children £3
Last ticket sold at 4pm

Contact details

South Stack Lighthouse
LL65 1YH;
Tel: +44 (0) 1407 763 207


Access to the island is via a steep stone stairway of over 400 steps. Please wear flat shoes. Lighthouse Tours in groups of 20 only. At busy times there may be a delay of up to an hour. There are no toilets on the island. No dogs are allowed on the island. Children are very welcome, but must be at least 1.1m in height.

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