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Holyhead (Welsh: Caergybi) is a small port town on Holy Island, which is narrowly separated from the larger island of Anglesey, in north-west Wales. The town includes a small medieval church on the site of a Roman fortress, and there is some seaside scenery nearby, but otherwise it has few sites of interest; it's mainly a transfer point for high-speed ferries that cross the Irish Sea to the Dublin area.

Get in[edit]

Holyhead Ferry

By car[edit]

The A55 runs from Chester across Anglesey to Holyhead.

By rail[edit]

There are hourly services from Shrewsbury via Bangor with some trains starting in Cardiff or Birmingham, all operated by Transport for Wales. A once-daily Premier Service to and from Cardiff offers a higher standard with at-seat restaurant service available in 1st class. From London, there are several departures per day with Avanti West Coast.

  • 1 Holyhead railway station (Gorsaf reilffordd Caergybi), London Rd. Conveniently located at the harbour, the station is attached to the terminal for ferries to and from Ireland. The station has a rental car service and a small convenience store with snacks, hot drinks, and Welsh souvenirs. The left luggage office is closed as of November 2021 due to COVID-19 and construction work. Holyhead railway station (Q2398052) on Wikidata Holyhead railway station on Wikipedia

By boat[edit]

By bus[edit]

National Express and Arriva from across the UK to Holyhead

Get around[edit]

Marine Square, Holyhead
Map of Holyhead





Many restaurants in Holyhead are closed on Sundays, especially for lunch. If you're in Holyhead at lunchtime on a Sunday, your best bet is likely to be a pub or a supermarket meal deal.

  • 1 The Harbourfront Bistro, Newry Beach.
  • 2 Prices Fish and Chips, 2 Saint Cybi Street, +44 1407 762300.
  • 3 Nuha Tandoori Restaurant, 69-71 Market Street.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Holyhead
Dublin Ireland  W Irish Ferries / Stena Line E  END
END  W  E  ValleyBangorLlandudnoManchester

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