Built above the cliffs on the tiny rugged islet of Ynys Lawd (South Stack), there’s no denying that South Stack Lighthouse commands a breathtaking location.
Yet as with all lighthouses, South Stack’s positioning was determined by necessity, in this case protecting the ships sailing the Irish Sea off Anglesey. Not that this means we can’t enjoy this iconic Welsh lighthouse’s picturesque and dramatic setting.
The first lighthouse was proposed at South Stack as far back as 1645, but construction of a beacon didn’t begin until 1808! The tower of the South Stack lighthouse is over 90 feet tall, perched atop cliffs that are themselves 135 feet high. These cliffs are home to all sorts of seabirds.
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