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Name: Holyhead Breakwater Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Holyhead, , United Kingdom

Location: At the end of a breakwater in Holyhead Harbour, island of Anglesey, Wales.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Stena-Line Ports


The Holyhead Breakwater is the longest in the U.K. at 9875 feet (3 km). The Holyhead Breakwater Railway Company is working with the Holyhead Maritime Museum for the restoration of the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 63

Height of Focal Plane: 70

Characteristic and Range: Three green flashes every 10 seconds.

Description of Tower: White, square pyramidal tower with black horizontal band.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1873

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Keepers: David John Williams

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