South Stack (Ynys Lawd) is an island connected by a bridge to Holy Island which is part of the island of Anglesey. It is also the name given to the land adjacent to the island.
By carA 3 mile drive west of Holyhead, parking just above the cliffs and nature reserve.
By footSouth Stack is on the Anglesey Coastal Path.
By BusSome website suggest the No. 22 runs from Holyhead to the lighthouse a few times a day but the timetable is not clear on the that.
South Stack Cliffs RSPB reserveEllin's Tower view point ad visitors centre. Good chance of seeing Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Peregrine and Choughs nesting on the cliffs. And between the car park and the reserve look out for meadow pipits near the path.
Holyhead Mountain Hut CirclesSite of village dating back to Middle Stone Age, visible remains of circular Iron Age dwellings.
In addition to walking, some of the cliffs near the lighthouse, but on the other side of the bridge, are usable for rock climbing. This should only be done using proper, safe equipment, in groups and by experienced climbers.
South Stack KitchenSimple cafe, but welcoming place to get a coffee and cake. The views are spectacular. Be aware that only sweet food is served there, so if you wish to have lunch at the lighthouse, you will need to bring your own savoury food.
- For a full ready-prepared meal, you will likely have to go further afield.
Garden Roomphone: +44 1407 769638address: Tan Y Cytiau
- Holyhead, a nearby town from which ferries are available to Dublin