Town to stay in: Holyhead

 

Holyhead is the largest town on the island of Anglesey and a busy ferry port. The town has a number of interesting attractions and is a bustling shopping and visitors area. The town centre offers a number of good places to eat, a theatre and a cinema. There are a range of places for the visitor to stay and Holyhead is often used as an overnight stop on the way to, or from, holidaying in Ireland or as a centre for touring the island of Anglesey itself.

Holyhead Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum, situated on Newry Beach, is housed in the oldest life boat house in Wales. It features exhibitions showing the evolution of Holyhead from a sleepy fishing village to the thriving seaport of today. The museum also has a tea room and a gift shop

Address:  Holyhead, Anglesey
Tel:  01407 769745
Open:  13.00-17.00, Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays.

Ancient Monuments:

In the town centre, St Cybi’s Church , founded in about 550 AD stands on the site of the Roman Fort of Caer Gybi and is still surrounded by the original fort wall. The surrounding area has many prehistoric sites, including the Neolithic Trefignath Burial Chamber 1.5 miles / 2.41km south east of the town, off the B4545, the late Neolithic or early Bronze Age Tŷ Mawr Hut Group on the south slope of Holyhead Mountain close to South Stack; the Iron Age Caer y Tŵr Hillfort on the summit of Holyhead Mountain and the Bronze Age Penrhosfeilw Standing Stones in open country, 2 miles / 3.22km south east of South Stack. The ‘Historic Anglesey’ leaflet, available at Tourist Information Centres gives the exact locations and full details on all of these sites

Breakwater Country Park and Holyhead Harbour

Rocky coast, ponds, interpretation centre. Industrial archaeology; migrant birds; flowers. The harbour is good for seabirds in season, divers, grebes etc.

Walking:  a variety of walks for all levels including access to Holyhead Mountain and South Stack.

Access / Facilites:  Car park, information and exhibitions, toilets (+ disabled) and baby changing facilities, picnic tables, cafe/shop. Park along promenade for harbour.

South Stack Lighthouse

Possibly one of the most spectacular and exciting locations on Anglesey – South Stack Lighthouse, constructed to the north west of the town of Holyhead, acts as a waymark for coastal traffic and a landmark and orientation light for vessels crossing the Irish Sea to and from the ports of Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire.

Address: South Stack, Holyhead. Anglesey
Tel: 01407 763207 (Oriel Ynys M�n Heritage Gallery: 01248 724444)
Open: Easter – September, 10.30 – 17.30 (last tour of lighthouse 16.50) Monday – Saturday and Bank Holiday Mondays. At other times by appointment. 

Ucheldre Centre

Here you will find a continual flow of art exhibitions, changing every four weeks.

Address: Mill Bank, Holyhead, Anglesey LL65 1TE
Tel: 01407 763361 Fax: 01407 763341
Email: enquiries@ucheldre.org
Open: 10.00 – 17.00 weekdays. 14.00 – 17.00 Sundays.

Classes are offered in life drawing or portraiture, together with workshops on acting. Varied events are staged by the literary society or music club. In the evenings, Ucheldre provides theatre, concerts or cinema.