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Situated in a superbly panoramic position with towering sea cliffs, the small island of North Stack, known in Welsh as Ynys Arw, meaning 'rugged island' is situated just off Holy Island on the north-west coast of Anglesey.
The cliffs and coastal path at North Stack
On the cliffs of the headland facing the island stands the now redundant fog warning station, comprising a number of buildings, including the Trinity House Magazine, built in 1861, where shells for the warning cannon were stored. These buildings now house an artists studio, and a bird watching observatory, giving stunning views of South Stack Lighthouse. A wide variety of birds can be sighted including puffins, fulmars, guillemots, choughs and razorbills.
On a very clear day it is possible to see the Wicklow and Mourne Mountains of Ireland from North Stack and to the north the mountains on the Isle of Man. The Anglesey Coastal Path, is a 200-kilometre (124 mile) long distance footpath which follows nearly the entire coastline of Anglesey, passes the island.