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Lighthouses in Wales 

 
  • Caldey Island & Lighthouse

    A pleasant boat trip from Tenby Harbour takes you to this beautiful and fascinating island. Caldey Island lies about 3 miles off the south coast of Pembrokeshire and is one of Britain's holy islands. Caldey Lighthouse was built in 1829. It was the last Trinity House lighthouse to be powered by gas, eventually being fully modernised and converted to electricity in 1997.

    www.caldey-island.co.uk
  • Flat Holm

    Just 5 miles from Cardiff and Barry, the tiny island of Flat Holm is a different world with a wealth of history and wildlife. Flatholm Lighthouse was automated in 1988 and the keepers were withdrawn. In 1997 it was modernised and converted to solar power.

    www.flatholmisland.com
  • Nash Point

    Nash Point, between Barry and Porthcawl on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast has two lighthouse towers. These were built in 1832 and were sited exactly 1000 feet apart being originally used to assist navigators to avoid the Nash Sandbank. The lighthouse was the last one to be manned in Wales, being automated in 1998.

    www.nashpoint.co.uk/
  • Mumbles Lighthouse

    Mumbles Lighthouse built in 1794 is located in Mumbles, near Swansea. The structure, which sits on the outer of two islands off Mumbles Head, is clearly visible from any point along the five mile sweep of Swansea Bay. Along with the nearby lifeboat station, it is the most photographed landmark in the village.

    www.visitswanseabay.com
  • South Stack Lighthouse

    South Stack is an island situated on the North West coast of Anglesey. It’s famous as the location of one of Wales' most spectacular lighthouses.

    www.southstack.co.uk
  • St Ann's Head Lighthouse

    High on the cliff top at the entrance to the giant harbour of Milford Haven, The Old Lighthouse at St Ann's Head occupies one of the most stunning locations of the entire Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Skillfully converted into a high quality self-catering apartment at the base of the Lighthouse, making an exciting and different base from which to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty.

    www.theoldlighthouse.co.uk
 
 
  • Strumble Head Lighthouse

    Strumble Head near Fishguard offers superb coastal walking and is on the route of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The striking white lighthouse, automated since 1980, is a popular landmark. An old observation post from the Second World War is now a bird observatory for the large numbers of birdwatchers who visit the area.

    www.visitpembrokeshire.com
  • Skokholm Lighthouse

    The small island of Skokholm, lies just off the Pembrokeshire coast, and the lighthouse is situated on the South West point of the island. The island has high cliffs rising sheer from the sea to well over 30 metres in many places, and a great variety of bird life is to be found here.

    www.trinityhouse.co.uk
  • St Tudwal’s Lighthouse

    St Tudwal’s Lighthouse is situated on the small island of St Tudwal, Gwynedd. The lighthouse was modernised and converted to solar powered operation in 1995.

    www.trinityhouse.co.uk
  • The Great Orme lighthouse

    The Great Orme lighthouse was built in 1862 and was the highest lighthouse in Wales and the most northerly point on the Orme. The lighthouse was built of stone, 37ft. high on a cliff 325ft. above sea level, and could be seen for about 21 miles. In 1985 the lighthouse ceased to function and it is now a luxury private hotel.

    www.lighthouse-llandudno.co.uk
  • The Skerries Lighthouse

    The Skerries lighthouse stands on a collection of islands lying off the north-west coast of Anglesey, which lie directly in the path of shipping lanes between Liverpool and Ireland. The lighthouse is no longer manned, having been automated in 1987. The most practical way to view these islands is by chartering a boat.

    www.holyhead.com
  • Trwyn Du Lighthouse

    A tall black and white stone circular tower lighthouse currently operated by Trinity House and situated a few yards close to the shore at Trwyn Du. Built in 1838 the tower is 96 feet high and the light is visible for 13 miles.

    www.trinityhouse.co.uk  

 

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