South Stack Lighthouse

UK - South Stack Lighthouse


South Stack Lighthouse

Goleudy Ynys Lawd, Wales

 South Stack (Ynys Lawd)1809 (Daniel Alexander). Active; focal plane 60 m (197 ft); quick white flash every 10 s. 28 m (92 ft) round stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached to 1-story keeper’s quarters and service building. Entire structure painted white. Fog horn (one 3 s blast every 30 s). A photo is at right, Trabas has a great photo, Brian Mott also has a good photo, Wikimedia has many photos, has aerial photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. The station is now a Trinity House Visitor Centre, the only one in Wales or western England north of Cornwall. South Stack is a steep-sided island off the western tip of Anglesey. The island is separated from the mainland by a narrow channel crossed by a footbridge since 1828; the present bridge, built in 1997, is the third. Visitors cross the footbridge after descending 400 steps from the parking area, and they must climb those steps on their return. Despite the strenuous climb, this is a well-visited lighthouse, one of the best known in Britain. Located about 5 km (3 mi) west of Holyhead. Site open, visitor center and tower open to guided tours (limited to 12 persons per tour, tickets required) daily early April through September (admission fee). Operator: Trinity House. ARLHS WAL-025; Admiralty A5204; NGA 5520. -The Lighthouse Directory

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