Holyhead is the largest town on Anglesey; this busy ferry port has plenty of facilities close at hand, lots of things to do, access to beautiful scenic walks and fine beaches; if you’re looking for cottages in Anglesey you’ll find a good selection here.
Strictly speaking, the town is located on Holy Island, just off the North West corner of Anglesey and is connected by rail and road via a bridge.
The port of Holyhead dates back at least hundreds and possibly thousands of years, due to its to strategic location by the Irish Sea and its importance as a sea crossing to mainland Ireland; the maritime museum is a great place to visit for a fascinating look back at the town''s history. There are a number of sights well worth seeing in the area, including the impressive lighthouse at South Stack, where you will be able to view the rare sea birds that gather and nest on the steep cliffs.
Regarding entertainment and facilities, the town has a small independent cinema, a theatre, a number of traditional inns and pubs, a good shopping area and plenty of places to eat and drink.
For days out the ferry port runs regular sailings, including a superfast ferry to Dublin that takes only 99 minutes and makes possible a day-trip to sample the delights of this famous Irish city. In addition there are opportunities to go on more leisurely sailing dinghies as well as no end of pleasant cliff-top and sea-front walks.
For self catering accommodation in the area take a look at our holiday cottages in Holyhead and make the most of beautiful Anglesey.