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South Stack Lighthouse

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South Stack Lighthouse
Isle of Anglesey - Holyhead, Gwynedd, Wales
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The lighthouse at South Stack is an historic feature of the Holy Island landscape. It was erected in 1809 and can only be reached by a steep stair. The area to the south of the lighthouse is an RSPB nature reserve, home to a multitude of seabirds. Nearby, on the western slope of Holyhead Mountain, is a collection of ancient hut circles.

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