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Name: Bardsey Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Porth Meudwy, , United Kingdom

Location: South end of Bardsey Island, Bardsey Sound, off north coast of Wales.

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Photo: John Mobbs

Managing Organization:
Trinity House


This lighthouse was erected to help mariners through St. George's Channel and the Irish Sea. It was designed by Daniel Alexander and Joseph Nelson.

Height of Focal Plane: 98

Characteristic and Range: Five white flashes every 15 seconds.

Description of Tower: Square pyramidal tower with red and white horizontal stripes.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Keeper's quarters and storage buildings.

Date Established: 1821

Date Present Tower Built: 1821

Date Automated: 1987

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Information on visiting Bardsey Island is available at

Nearby Lodging: Some cottages on the island offer overnight accommodations; see


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