Holyhead, Wales

Holyhead is the largest town on the island of Anglesey and is perhaps known best for being a busy ferry port. However, the town also has a number of interesting attractions and is a bustling shopping and visitors area.

Around Holyhead there is excellent fishing, golfing and, of course, sailing facilities. There is wonderful scenery, walks and beaches and there are a number of both historic and prehistoric sites to explore close-by.

The maritime museum in Holyhead and South Stack Lighthouse are well worth a visit.

Things to See and Do

* Maritime museum
* South Stack Lighthouse
* Barcloddia Yr Gawres – burial chambers
* Llys Rhosyr - historic site

General information

Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Pound Sterling (£)
Language – English
Land Area – 714 sq km’s Anglesey
Population – 69,000
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – Holyhead port is located approximately 2km’s from the centre of the town.

Transport Links – Anglesey can be reached by train and car from the mainland of Wales, as well as by high speed ferry from Dublin. Bangor and Holyhead are on the main rail route to Ireland with connections and services from most parts of the UK. The port town of Holyhead is the gateway to Ireland and offers fast services to Dublin. The nearest main airport is located at Manchester. It offers easy access to North Wales from most parts of Europe, USA and beyond with good connections by rail and road. A network of coach services from most parts of the UK is available.