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Holyhead is the largest town on Anglesey, situated on Holy Island, and well-known for being the busiest UK to Ireland ferry port. Day trips to Ireland can be enjoyed easily from here, with Dublin just 90 minutes away on the fast ferry. The town is located at the end of the A55 North Wales Expressway from Chester to Holyhead, making travel to the whole of the region highly accessible, ensuring that Holyhead is a superb holiday base all year round. Bangor, Caernarfon and Snowdonia National Park are all a short 30-minute drive away. This vibrant town has much to offer with its excellent selection of cafes, pubs, restaurants, theatre, cinema and shops, including an out-of-town shopping centre. Visit the colourful marina with its yachts and tall ships or the maritime museum which details the seafaring legacy of the town.

Steeped in history, the surrounding area has many prehistoric sites, including the Neolithic Trefignath Burial Chamber. There are circular huts, other burial chambers and standing stones which rank amongst the highest concentration in Britain. The coastline around Holyhead is awe-inspiring, with numerous walking and riding trails, fishing opportunities and water sports. The Isle of Anglesey coastal path starts and finishes on Holy Island at St Cybi church which stands on the site of a Roman fort whose walls still remain. Highlights of the path include Breakwater Country Park, a former quarry full of wildlife, most notably, the seals who visit this coastline. Here, you can also learn about the construction of the worlds longest breakwater which today protects Holyhead harbour. There is also North Stack Fog Signal Station, South Stack for its lighthouse and bird-watching, golden sandy beaches at Trearddur Bay, Rhoscolyn Beach and Silver Bay Beach. Beddmanarch Bay is adjacent to Penrhos Coastal Park on Holy Island, making up part of the Beddmanarch and Cymyran Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  With so much to see and do, you are guaranteed to have the holiday of a lifetime!

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