550km (342 miles) NW of London; 346km (215 miles) NW of Cardiff; 305km (190 miles) N of Swansea
The largest town on Anglesey, Holyhead (it's pronounced Holly-head -- don't ask us why) is not actually on Anglesey at all but on Holy Island. However, the two islands have long been linked. Packet boats between Holyhead and Ireland were recorded as far back at 1573.
The harbor of Holyhead was reconstructed in 1880 and now serves as a terminal for container-bearing ships.
People have come to this far point of northern Wales for a long, long time by water. Celtic invaders, early Christian missionaries, Romans, Vikings -- whoever -- have made their way here, and in many cases stayed on for centuries.more local info
Witchingham B&B - Hostel is located in Holyhead, close to Holyhead Harbour and South Stack Lighthouse.
If you decide to overnight before taking a ferry in the morning, this hotel is just a few minutes' walk from the terminal. The town's finest inn,...
A bustling hotel, the long-popular Bull stands right at the approach to Holyhead. We'd give its competitor, the Boathouse , a slight edge, but...