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.

Tickets are purchased on the day from the kiosk in the RSPB car park, next to the cafe. Please note there is no access to the island or the steps on the approach, outside of advertised opening hours.

For opening hours please visit

Adults £10
Child (up to 16 years)

Please note minimum height restriction of 1.1 metres tall to climb the tower
Concession £8
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) £23

Pre-booking for groups of 10 or more is required. Card payments accepted. Tickets need to be purchased at least 60 minutes before start of tour.

Depending on group size, tours last between 20 - 40 minutes.

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.

Health & Safety

There are a few rules to ensure you have a safe visit. These include:

  • Children are very welcome, but they must be at least 1.1 metres in height and physically capable of ascending and descending the staircases by themselves unaided
  • wear sensible footwear (eg not flip flops)
  • all visitors (including children) must be able to ascend and descend the stairs unaided

Please read the Health and Safety guidelines before you set off.