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South Stack Lighthouse and Cliffs

Holyhead

Our second and last day in Wales, we headed further north to Holyhead to see the South Stack Lighthouse. South Stack Lighthouse was built in 1809 marking the small islet off Anglesey at the northwest tip of Wales. We didn't actually venture out to the lighthouse because as someone who falls up and down stairs, I deemed there to be too many stairs and I didn't want to increase the chances of falling down.

We also stopped by Elin's Tower on the way to the lighthouse, which is now a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) information center. The tower was originally used as a summer house and constructed between 1820 and 1850 by the locally well known Stanley family, from Penrhos. The views from the Tower are impressive and RSPB workers are very knowledgable and friendly. We were told there were 16 puffins along the cliffs and we managed to see at least two on the cliffs and three floating in the sea.

South Stack Lighthouse: https://www.trinityhouse.co.uk/lighthouse-visitor-centres/south-stack-lighthouse-visitor-centre

RSPB: https://www.rspb.org.uk

South Stack Lighthouse:
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Birds:
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Cliffs:
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Posted by LCP 10:51 Archived in Wales Tagged cliffs south birding lighthouse wales stack rspb Comments (0)

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